About the Authors

Moses Galukande
Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Johan von Schreeb
Division of International Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Andreas Wladis
Department of Surgery, Söder Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Naboth Mbembati
Department of Surgery, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Helder de Miranda
School of Medicine, Catholic University of Mozambique, Beira, Mozambique

Margaret E. Kruk, S. Khady Ndao-Brumblay, Ana Romàn Quiñones
Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Sam Luboga
Department of Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Alphonsus Matovu
Kamuli Mission Hospital, Kamuli, Uganda

Colin McCord
Department of Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, United States of America

Doruk Ozgediz
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Peter C. Rockers
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Fernando Vaz
Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Maputo, Mozambique

Haile T. Debas, Sarah B. Macfarlane
University of California, San Francisco Global Health Sciences, San Francisco, California

Corresponding Author

mkruk@columbia.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MG JvS AW NM HdM MEK SL AM CM SKNB DO PCR ARQ FV HTD SBM. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: MG JvS AW NM HdM MEK SL AM CM SKNB DO PCR ARQ FV HTD SBM. Designed the experiments/the study: MG JvS AW MEK DO FV SBM. Analyzed the data: AW HdM MEK SKNB DO PCR FV SBM. Collected data/did experiments for the study: MG NM SL AM CM DO ARQ FV. Enrolled patients: FV. Wrote the first draft of the paper: MG DO FV SBM. Contributed to the writing of the paper: MG JvS AW NM HdM MEK SL AM CM SKNB DO PCR ARQ FV HTD. Responsible for data integrity of the study in the context of the Hospital Of Catandica data collection: HdM. Responsible for data integrity: ARQ. Contributed to initial planning of study: HTD. Jointly responsible for overall program design and implementation: SBM.