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Research Article

Incremental Cost of Conducting Population-Based Prevalence Surveys for a Neglected Tropical Disease: The Example of Trachoma in 8 National Programs

  • Chaoqun Chen,

    Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth A. Cromwell,

    Affiliation: The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jonathan D. King,

    Affiliation: The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Aryc Mosher,

    Affiliation: The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Emma M. Harding-Esch,

    Affiliation: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Jeremiah M. Ngondi,

    Affiliations: The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Paul M. Emerson mail

    pemerso@emory.edu

    Affiliation: The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: March 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000979

About the Authors

Chaoqun Chen
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Elizabeth A. Cromwell, Jonathan D. King, Aryc Mosher, Jeremiah M. Ngondi, Paul M. Emerson
The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Emma M. Harding-Esch
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Jeremiah M. Ngondi
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: pemerso@emory.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CC PME. Performed the experiments: CC. Analyzed the data: CC JDK JMN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EMHE. Wrote the paper: CC EAC AM. Edited paper, guarantor of paper: PME.