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Corresponding author: r.m.flueckiger@gmail.com

We are thankful for the support of WHO AFRO, in particular Dr. Adiele Onyeze and Mr. Ekoue Kinvi, in helping with the assessment of end-user needs.

We thank the participants of the end-user survey for their valuable contributions and are grateful for the support of Dr. Louise Kelly-Hope and Dr. Maria Rebello (Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK) and Ms. Kerry Gallo and Ms. Kim Koporc (Children Without Worms, Decatur, GA, USA) for distributing the questionnaires during the workshops and meetings.

We thank the various people who provided constructive feedback on earlier versions of the tool.

We would also like to acknowledge the generous reduced cost staff time and software contributions from Esri.

The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


Research Funding:

The stocktaking exercise, end-user survey, development and piloting of the mapping tool were supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (#OPP1033751).

SJB is supported by a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science (098045), which also supports JC and RLP.

DH is supported in part by an unrestricted departmental grant from Research to Prevent Blindness.


  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology
  • Tropical Medicine

Integrating Data and Resources on Neglected Tropical Diseases for Better Planning: The NTD Mapping Tool (NTDmap.org)

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Journal Title:

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases


Volume 9, Number 2


, Pages e0003400-e0003400

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© 2015 Flueckiger et al.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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