About the Authors

Theresa W. Gyorkos

Contributed equally to this work with: Theresa W. Gyorkos, Antonio Montresor

theresa.gyorkos@mcgill.ca

Affiliation World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Antonio Montresor

Contributed equally to this work with: Theresa W. Gyorkos, Antonio Montresor

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

Vicente Belizario

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines-Manila, Philippines

Beverley-Ann Biggs

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Mark Bradley

Affiliation GlaxoSmithKline, Twickenham, United Kingdom

Simon J. Brooker

Affiliation Neglected Tropical Diseases-Global Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Martin Casapia

Affiliation Ciencias Médicas y de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana and Asociación Civil Selva Amazónica, Iquitos, Peru

Philip Cooper

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, St. George’s, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Sila Deb

Affiliation Child Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, India

Nicolas L. Gilbert

Affiliation World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Rubina Imtiaz

Affiliation Children Without Worms, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Virak Khieu

Affiliation National Helminth Control Programme, National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, Ministry of Health, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Stefanie Knopp

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institution and University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Ornella Lincetto

Affiliation Family, Women’s and Children’s Health, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, Policy, Planning and Programmes, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Layla S. Mofid

Affiliation World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Denise Mupfasoni

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

Cori Vail

Affiliation STH Global Public Health, Johnson and Johnson, Raritan, New Jersey, United States of America

Jozef Vercruysse

Affiliation Department of Virology, Parasitology, and Immunology, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: 1. MB is the Director of Scientific Support for albendazole donations for GlaxoSmithKline. 2. CV is the Director, GPH; Global Program Leader STH at Johnson & Johnson. 3. RI is the Director of Children Without Worms, which was jointly founded by Johnson & Johnson and The Task Force for Global Health.