About the Authors

Archie C. A. Clements

a.clements@uq.edu.au

Affiliations School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Queensland, Australia

Elisa Bosqué-Oliva

Affiliation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Moussa Sacko

Affiliation Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Bamako, Mali

Aly Landouré

Affiliation Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Bamako, Mali

Robert Dembélé

Affiliation Programme National de Lutte Contre la Schistosomiase, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

Mamadou Traoré

Affiliation Département d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Santé Publique, Faculté de Médecine de Pharmacie et d'Odonto-Stomatologie, Université de Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Godefroy Coulibaly

Affiliation Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Bamako, Mali

Albis F. Gabrielli

Affiliation Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Alan Fenwick

Affiliation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Simon Brooker

Affiliations London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ACAC. Analyzed the data: ACAC. Wrote the paper: ACAC. Coordinated the surveys and organised data entry: EBO AFG. Provided detailed comments on the draft: EBO MS AL RD MT GC AFG AF SB. Managed field survey teams: MS AL RD GC. Provided leadership for the national control programme: MT AF. Involved in the 1984–1989 surveys: MT. Collated the 1984–1989 data and provided guidance and direction on the statistical analysis: SB.