About the Authors

Ben A Lopman, Christl A Donnelly, Geoff P Garnett, Constance Nyamukapa, Simon Gregson
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Ruanne V Barnabas, Kezia Gaitskell, Tara Harrop
Somerville College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

J. Ties Boerma
Measurement and Health Information Systems, Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Godwin Chawira, Peter Mason, Constance Nyamukapa, Simon Gregson
Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

Corresponding Author

b.lopman@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

BAL, PM, CAD, GPG, and CN designed the study. BAL, KG, and TH analyzed the data. GC and SG enrolled patients. BAL, RVB, JTB, PM, CAD, GPG, and SG contributed to writing the paper. RVB contributed to assessing the cause of death from the verbal autopsy data. JTB contributed to the design of the study. GC performed verbal autopsy interviews, and checked and cleaned data for inconsistencies. KG and TH contributed to the evaluation and analysis of the verbal autopsy data.