About the Authors

James Whitworth

Affiliation Wellcome Trust, London, United Kingdom

Nelson K. Sewankambo

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

Valerie A. Snewin


Affiliation Wellcome Trust, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

VAS and JW are employed by the Wellcome Trust. NKS is Chair of the steering committee for the non-profit Initiative for Strengthening Research Capacity In Africa (ISHReCA) and Director of Wellcome Trust funded THRiVE consortium, which consists of seven African institutions and two UK universities.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JW NKS VAS. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: JW NKS VAS. Wrote the first draft of the paper: JW. Contributed to the writing of the paper: NKS VAS.