About the Authors

Roly Gosling

Affiliation Global Health Group, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Lorenz von Seidlein


Affiliation Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: LvS worked from 2006 through 2008 on trials to evaluate RTS,S in Tanzania while being employed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The LSHTM has received extensive funding from the Malaria Vaccine Initiative for the evaluation of RTS,S. LvS receives a stipend as a specialty consulting editor for PLOS Medicine and serves on the journal's editorial board. RG declares no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: RG. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: RG LvS. Agree with the manuscript’s results and conclusions: RG LvS. All authors have read, and confirm that they meet, ICMJE criteria for authorship.