About the Authors

Peter J. Hotez

PHotez@gwu.edu or mtmpjh@gwumc.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America

David H. Molyneux

Affiliation Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Alan Fenwick

Affiliation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Lorenzo Savioli

Affiliation Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Tsutomu Takeuchi

Affiliation Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Competing Interests

PJH, DHM, and AF are founding members of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control. PJH is an inventor on U.S. Patent 7,303,752 B2 (issued December 4, 2007) entitled “Hookworm vaccine.” DHM is supported by the UK Department for International Development and GlaxoSmithKline, and participates in the Mectizan Expert Committee/Albendazole Coordination meetings, which are supported by Merck and Co. and GlaxoSmithKline. AF is Director of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, which is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. DHM and AF are on the Editorial Board of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.