About the Authors
UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme on Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Methodology and Statistical Unit, Center for Health Studies, Centre de Recherche – Santé, Strassen, Luxembourg
National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines
National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza Medical Research Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania
Nutrition et Actes Médicaux, Institut National de Recherches en Santé Publique (INRSP), Nouakchott, Mauritania
Laboratorio de Eco-Epidemiologia e Controle da Esquistossomose e Geohelmintoses, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
Ministère de la Santé/P.E.V., Nouakchott, Mauritania
Departamento de Medicina Clinica, Centro de Ciencias da Saude, UFPE, Hospital das Clinicas, Recife, Brazil
Latin America Regional Office, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control Unit, Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: LC PLO FA OL. Performed the experiments: VJB NJSL MO OSP. Analyzed the data: MTV PLO. Wrote the paper: PLO MTV. Principal investigators: VJB NJSL MO OSP. Protocol preparation, supervision of clinical and parasitological conduct, contribution to interpretation of results: ALCD TCF. Participation in finalization of master protocol (GCP) and GCP training of sites: OL. Preparation of master study protocol and sites preparation: FA. Initiation and coordination of the study, contribution to the preparation of the manuscipt: LC. Analytical protocol, report: MTV. Coordination and supervision of study conduct, analytical protocol, report: PLO.