About the Authors

Ingrid K. Friberg

Affiliation Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Mary V. Kinney

Affiliation Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

Joy E. Lawn

Affiliation Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

Kate J. Kerber

Affiliation Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

M. Oladoyin Odubanjo

Affiliation The Nigerian Academy of Science, Lagos, Nigeria

Anne-Marie Bergh

Affiliation MRC Unit for Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Neff Walker

Affiliation Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Eva Weissman

Affiliation Futures Institute, New York, New York, United States of America

Mickey Chopra

Affiliation UNICEF, New York, New York, United States of America

Robert E. Black

Rblack@jhsph.edu

Affiliation Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

on behalf of the Science in Action: Saving the lives of Africa's mothers, newborns, and children working group

Competing Interests

The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: IKF MVK JEL KJK MOO AMB NW EW MC REB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: IKF MVK JEL KJK MOO AMB NW EW MC REB. Analyzed the data: IKF MVK JEL EW. Collected data/did experiments for the study: MVK AMB EW. Wrote the first draft of the paper: MVK JEL. Contributed to the writing of the paper: IKF MVK KJK MOO AMB NW MC REB. Ensured that the results of the analysis were obtained correctly: IKF. Assisted with information on aspects to be included in the design and reviewed issues in the process of data analysis: AMB. Reviewed the drafts of the paper: AMB.