About the Authors

Christine Murto, Frédérique Chammartin
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Christine Murto, Frédérique Chammartin
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Karolin Schwarz
University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Lea Marcia Melo da Costa
Leprosy Control Program; State Health Secretariat of Maranhão, São Luis, Brazil

Charles Kaplan
University of Southern California, School of Social Work, Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Jorg Heukelbach
Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

Jorg Heukelbach
Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CM KS LMMdC JH. Performed the experiments: CM FC KS JH. Analyzed the data: CM FC CK JH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CM FC KS CK JH LMMdC. Wrote the paper: CM CK JH LMMdC FC KS.