About the Authors

Andrew Hall


Affiliation Centre for Public Health Nutrition, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Sue Horton

Affiliation Micronutrient Initiative and School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Nilanthi de Silva

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka

Competing Interests

NdS is currently Chair of the Mebendazole Advisory Committee, an independent body of experts that advises Children Without Worms, which oversees Johnson & Johnson's donation of mebendazole to eight national de-worming programmes around the world. In 1990 AH was funded by SmithKlineBeecham to do a study of albendazole as a treatment for infections with Giardia duodenalis.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AH SH. Analyzed the data: AH SH NdS. Wrote the paper: AH SH.