About the Authors

Solomon Nwaka

nwakas@who.int

Affiliations Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dominique Besson

Affiliation Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Bernadette Ramirez

Affiliation Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Louis Maes

Affiliation University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

An Matheeussen

Affiliation University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Quentin Bickle

Affiliation London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Nuha R. Mansour

Affiliation London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Fouad Yousif

Affiliation Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt

Simon Townson

Affiliation Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, Harrow, United Kingdom

Suzanne Gokool

Affiliation Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, Harrow, United Kingdom

Fidelis Cho-Ngwa

Affiliation University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon

Moses Samje

Affiliation University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon

Shailja Misra-Bhattacharya

Affiliation Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India

P. K. Murthy

Affiliation Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Foluke Fakorede

Affiliations Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Jean-Marc Paris

Affiliation Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, Paris, France

Clive Yeates

Affiliation InPharma Consultancy, Herts, United Kingdom

Robert Ridley

Affiliation Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Wesley C. Van Voorhis

Affiliation University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Timothy Geary

Affiliation McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SN BR LM AM QB FY ST FC-N SM-B CY J-MP FF. Performed the experiments: LM AM QB NRM FY ST SG FC-N MS SM-B PKM. Analyzed the data: DB BR J-MP CY WCVV TG SN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DB BR SN J-MP CY. Wrote the paper: SN DB BR TG. Helped in setting drug discovery network: SN RR.