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What Research Is Needed to Stop TB? Introducing the TB Research Movement

  • Christian Lienhardt mail,

    lienhardtc@who.int

    Affiliation: Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Marcos Espinal,

    Affiliation: Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Madhukar Pai,

    Affiliation: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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  • Dermot Maher,

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

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  • Mario C. Raviglione

    Affiliation: Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: November 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001135
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Christian Lienhardt, Marcos Espinal, Mario C. Raviglione
Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Madhukar Pai
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Dermot Maher
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: lienhardtc@who.int

Competing Interests

MP chairs the Task Force of the TB Research Movement. MP also serves as a consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). BMGF had no involvement in this manuscript. MP serves on the editorial boards of PLoS ONE and PLoS Medicine. The other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL ME MP DM MR. Performed the experiments: CL. Analyzed the data: CL ME MP DM MR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CL. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CL. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CL ME MP DM MR. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CL ME MP DM MR. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: CL ME MP DM MR.