About the Authors

Filip Meheus

fmeheus@itg.be

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Manica Balasegaram

Affiliation Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland

Piero Olliaro

Affiliations United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/World Bank/World Health Organization (WHO) Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, Nuffield Department of Medicine,The Centre for Tropical Medicine, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Vaccinology, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Shyam Sundar

Affiliation Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Suman Rijal

Affiliation B.P. Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Md. Abul Faiz

Affiliation Sir Salimullah Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Marleen Boelaert

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Competing Interests

All authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest. The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and may not reflect those of their employing organizations. PO is a staff member of the WHO; the authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this publication and they do not necessarily represent the decisions, policy or views of the WHO.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: F. Meheus. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: M. Balasegaram, P. Olliaro, S. Sundar, S. Rijal, M. Faiz, M. Boelaert. Wrote the paper: F. Meheus. Principal investigator who designed the study and coordinated all phases of the study: F. Meheus. Contributed to the design of the study, the interpretation of results and revised subsequent drafts of the manuscript: M. Balasegaram, S. Rijal, M. Boelaert. Contributed to the interpretation of results and revised subsequent drafts of the manuscript: P. Olliaro, M. Faiz.