About the Author
The authors' individual competing interests are at http://www.plosmedicine.org/static/editorsInterests.action. PLoS is funded partly through manuscript publication charges, but the PLoS Medicine Editors are paid a fixed salary (their salary is not linked to the number of papers published in the journal). In addition, VB is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Programme Descriptions section of the MSF Field Research Web site.
Wrote the first draft of the paper: VB. Contributed to the writing of the paper: JC SJ LP EV.