About the Authors

Alassane Dicko, Abdoulbaki I. Diallo, Intimbeye Tembine, Yahia Dicko, Niawanlou Dara, Youssoufa Sidibe, Gaoussou Santara, Halimatou Diawara, Abdoulaye Djimde, Ogobara K. Doumbo
Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Toumani Conaré
Centre de Santé de Référence de Kati, Kati, Mali

Daniel Chandramohan, Simon Cousens, Paul J. Milligan, Diadier A. Diallo, Brian Greenwood
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

adicko@icermali.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: A Dicko, AI Diallo, I Tembine, Y Dicko, N Dara, Y Sidibe, G Santara, H Diawara, T Conaré, A Djimde, D Chandramohan, S Cousens, PJ Milligan, DA Diallo, OK Doumbo, B Greenwood. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: A Dicko, AI Diallo, I Tembine, Y Dicko, N Dara, Y Sidibe, G Santara, H Diawara, T Conaré, A Djimde, D Chandramohan, S Cousens, PJ Milligan, DA Diallo, OK Doumbo, B Greenwood. Designed the experiments/the study: A Dicko, T Conaré, D Chandramohan, S Cousens, PJ Milligan, DA Diallo, OK Doumbo, B Greenwood. Analyzed the data: A Dicko, PJ Milligan, DA Diallo. Collected data/did experiments for the study: A Dicko, AI Diallo, I Tembine, Y Dicko, N Dara, Y Sidibe, G Santara, H Diawara, A Djimde. Enrolled patients: A Dicko, I Tembine, Y Dicko, Y Sidibe, G Santara. Wrote the first draft of the paper: A Dicko. Contributed to the writing of the paper: A Dicko, AI Diallo, I Tembine, Y Dicko, N Dara, Y Sidibe, G Santara, H Diawara, T Conaré, A Djimde, D Chandramohan, S Cousens, PJ Milligan, DA Diallo, OK Doumbo, B Greenwood. Oversaw the overall implementation of the trial: DA Diallo.