About the Authors

Imelda Bates

ibates@liv.ac.uk

Affiliation Disease Control Strategy Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Richard Phillips

Affiliations Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana

Ruby Martin-Peprah

Affiliation Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana

Gibson Kibiki

Affiliation Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania

Oumar Gaye

Affiliation Department of Medical Parasitology, Dakar Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

Kamija Phiri

Affiliation College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi

Harry Tagbor

Affiliation Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Sue Purnell

Affiliation Disease Control Strategy Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the project: IB SP. Performed the project: IB SP RP RMP. Analyzed the data: IB SP RP RMP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IB SP RP RMP GK OG KP HT. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: IB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: IB SP RP RMP. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: IB SP RP RMP GK OG KP HT. Agree with manuscript′s results and conclusions: IB SP RP RMP GK OG KP HT.