About the Authors

Eltahir A. G. Khalil, Brima M. Younis, Ahmed M. Musa, Abuzaid A. Abuzaid, Ahmed M. EL-Hassan
Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

Teklu Weldegebreal, William Haleke
Arba Minch Hospital, Regional Health Bureau of SNNP State, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

Raymond Omollo, Monique Wasunna, Robert Kimutai
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) Africa Regional Office, Centre for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Workagegnehu Hailu, Zewdu Hurissa, Sisay Yifru
University of Gondar, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Gondar, Ethiopia

Thomas P. C. Dorlo
Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thomas P. C. Dorlo
Slotervaart Hospital/The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Peter G. Smith, Tansy Edwards
MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Sally Ellis, Manica Balasegaram
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Geneva, Switzerland

Gerard J. Schoone
Royal Tropical Institute, KIT Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Monique Wasunna, Robert Kimutai
Centre for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Asrat Hailu
School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Gilead Sciences, USA, provided the investigational product, AmBisome®. Gilead Sciences and the sponsors, DNDi, have professional collaborations. This collaboration does not alter our adherence to all PLOS NTDs policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AH TE EAGK AMM MB MW SE PGS. Performed the experiments: TW BMY WHal AAA ZH SY WHai RK TPCD GJS. Analyzed the data: TE RO SE PGS AH EAGK RK AMM TPCD GJS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TPCD GJS TE PGS. Wrote the paper: TE AH EAGK AMM PGS MW AMEH SE.