About the Authors

Moses Galukande

Affiliation Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Johan von Schreeb

Affiliation Division of International Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Andreas Wladis

Affiliation Department of Surgery, Söder Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Naboth Mbembati

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

Helder de Miranda

Affiliation School of Medicine, Catholic University of Mozambique, Beira, Mozambique

Margaret E. Kruk

mkruk@columbia.edu

Affiliation Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Sam Luboga

Affiliation Department of Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Alphonsus Matovu

Affiliation Kamuli Mission Hospital, Kamuli, Uganda

Colin McCord

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

S. Khady Ndao-Brumblay

Affiliation Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Doruk Ozgediz

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

Peter C. Rockers

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Ana Romàn Quiñones

Affiliation Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Fernando Vaz

Affiliation Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Maputo, Mozambique

Haile T. Debas

Affiliation University of California, San Francisco Global Health Sciences, San Francisco, California

Sarah B. Macfarlane

Affiliation University of California, San Francisco Global Health Sciences, San Francisco, California

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.