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Research Article

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Combination Therapies for Visceral Leishmaniasis in the Indian Subcontinent

  • Filip Meheus mail,

    fmeheus@itg.be

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Manica Balasegaram,

    Affiliation: Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Piero Olliaro,

    Affiliations: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/World Bank/World Health Organization (WHO) Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, Nuffield Department of Medicine,The Centre for Tropical Medicine, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Vaccinology, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Shyam Sundar,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • Suman Rijal,

    Affiliation: B.P. Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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  • Md. Abul Faiz,

    Affiliation: Sir Salimullah Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Marleen Boelaert

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: September 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000818

About the Authors

Filip Meheus, Marleen Boelaert
Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Manica Balasegaram
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland
Piero Olliaro
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/World Bank/World Health Organization (WHO) Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Piero Olliaro
Nuffield Department of Medicine,The Centre for Tropical Medicine, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Vaccinology, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Shyam Sundar
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Suman Rijal
B.P. Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Md. Abul Faiz
Sir Salimullah Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author

Email: fmeheus@itg.be

Competing Interests

All authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest. The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and may not reflect those of their employing organizations. PO is a staff member of the WHO; the authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this publication and they do not necessarily represent the decisions, policy or views of the WHO.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: F. Meheus. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: M. Balasegaram, P. Olliaro, S. Sundar, S. Rijal, M. Faiz, M. Boelaert. Wrote the paper: F. Meheus. Principal investigator who designed the study and coordinated all phases of the study: F. Meheus. Contributed to the design of the study, the interpretation of results and revised subsequent drafts of the manuscript: M. Balasegaram, S. Rijal, M. Boelaert. Contributed to the interpretation of results and revised subsequent drafts of the manuscript: P. Olliaro, M. Faiz.