About the Authors

Maria Cristina Schneider

schneidc@paho.org

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Ximena Paz Aguilera

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Junior

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Steven Kenyon Ault

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Patricia Najera

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Julio Martinez

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Raquel Requejo

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Ruben Santiago Nicholls

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Zaida Yadon

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Juan Carlos Silva

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Luis Fernando Leanes

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Mirta Roses Periago

Affiliation Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MCS XPA JBdSJ SKA RR ZY MRP. Performed the experiments: MCS SKA PN JM JCS LFL. Analyzed the data: MCS XPA JBdSJ PN JM RSN JCS. Wrote the paper: MCS JM. Supported on lymphatic filariasis and schistosomiasis aspects: SKA. Supported on onchocerciasis aspects: RSN. Supported on diseases strategies and future directions: ZY. Supported on trachoma aspects: JCS. Supported on rabies aspects: LFL. Formulated original question of this study: MRP. Created GIS maps: PN. Defined goals and strategies: RR. Reviewed the paper: RR RSN ZY JCS LFL MRP.