About the Authors

The malERA Consultative Group on Health Systems and Operational Research

Marcel.Tanner@unibas.ch

Full listing of the members of the malERA Consultative Group on Health Systems and Operational Research can be found in the Acknowledgments.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

MT is the corresponding author on behalf of the malERA Consultative Group on Health Systems and Operational Research. Chaired the group: MT. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PA, DB, KH, KM, RDN, DdS, AS, LS, MT, TT. Participated in one or more discussion meetings resulting in the writing of this article: the malERA Consultative Group on Health Systems and Operational Research.