About the Authors

Khalfan A. Mohammed

Affiliations Programme for Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Hamad J. Haji

Affiliation Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri, Chake Chake, Pemba Island, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

Albis-Francesco Gabrielli

Affiliation Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Likezo Mubila

Affiliation Other Tropical Diseases (OTD), World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO), Belvedere, Harare, Zimbabwe

Gautam Biswas

Affiliation Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Lester Chitsulo

Affiliation Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Mark H. Bradley

Affiliation Global Community Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline, Brentford, United Kingdom

Dirk Engels

Affiliation Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Lorenzo Savioli

Affiliation Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

David H. Molyneux

David.Molyneux@liverpool.ac.uk

Affiliation Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Supervised the implementation of the pilot intervention and of the country-wide intervention: DE LS DM. Participated in the development and review of the present manuscript: KM AG. Participated in the implementation of the pilot intervention and of the country-wide intervention: KM HH. Participated in the implementation of the pilot intervention: AG. Contributed to develop the protocol for the pilot intervention: KM HH LM GB LC MB DE LS DM. Reviewed the present manuscript: HH LM GB LC MB DE LS DM.