About the Authors

Anna Roca, Philip C. Hill, John Townend, Uzo Egere, Martin Antonio, Abdoulie Bojang, Abiodun Akisanya, Teresa Litchfield, David E. Nsekpong, Claire Oluwalana, Stephen R. C. Howie, Richard A. Adegbola
Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

Anna Roca
Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB), Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Philip C. Hill
Centre for International Health, School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Brian Greenwood
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Richard A. Adegbola
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

aroca@mrc.gm

Competing Interests

All authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PCH BG RAA. Performed the experiments: AR PCH UE TL RAA. Analyzed the data: JT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR MA AB DEN SRCH RAA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AR. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AR PCH BG RAA. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AR PCH JT UE MA AB AA TL DEN CO SRCH BG RAA. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AR PCH JT UE MA AB AA TL DEN CO SRCH BG RAA.