About the Authors

Christian Lienhardt

lienhardtc@who.int

Affiliation Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Marcos Espinal

Affiliation Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Madhukar Pai

Affiliation McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Dermot Maher

Affiliation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Mario C. Raviglione

Affiliation Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Competing Interests

MP chairs the Task Force of the TB Research Movement. MP also serves as a consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). BMGF had no involvement in this manuscript. MP serves on the editorial boards of PLoS ONE and PLoS Medicine. The other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL ME MP DM MR. Performed the experiments: CL. Analyzed the data: CL ME MP DM MR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CL. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CL. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CL ME MP DM MR. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CL ME MP DM MR. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: CL ME MP DM MR.