About the Authors

Saba M. Lambert

saba.lambert@lshtm.ac.uk; sabalambert@hotmail.com

Affiliations Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, All Africa Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training (ALERT) Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Digafe T. Alembo

Affiliation All Africa Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training (ALERT) Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Shimelis D. Nigusse

Affiliation All Africa Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training (ALERT) Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Lawrence K. Yamuah

Affiliation Data Management, Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Stephen L. Walker

Affiliation Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Diana N. J. Lockwood

Affiliation Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Study drugs and placebo tablets were purchased from Panacea–Biotec (India) and E-Pharm (Ethiopia), both companies with GMP certification.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SML DNJL. Performed the experiments: SML DTA SDN. Analyzed the data: SML. Wrote the paper: SML DNJL SLW. Data managment: LKY.