About the Authors

Manica Balasegaram

Affiliation Access Campaign, Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland

Christian Bréchot

Affiliation Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Jeremy Farrar

Affiliation Wellcome Trust, London, United Kingdom

David Heymann

Affiliation Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, London, United Kingdom

Nirmal Ganguly

Affiliation Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry, India

Martin Khor

Affiliation South Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Yves Lévy

Affiliation INSERM, Paris, France

Precious Matsoso

Affiliation Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa

Ren Minghui

Affiliation Department of International Cooperation, China National Health and Family Planning Commission, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Bernard Pécoul


Affiliation Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Geneva, Switzerland

Liu Peilong

Affiliation Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, Peking University, Peking, China

Marcel Tanner

Affiliation Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

John-Arne Røttingen

Affiliations Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway, University of Oslo, Olso, Norway, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: MB JAR. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: BP MK PM. Author Contributions: MB CB DH JF NG MK YL PM RM BP LP MT JAR. All authors have read, and confirm that they meet, ICMJE criteria for authorship.