About the Authors

Jan H. F. Remme

Affiliation UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

Taghreed Adam

Affiliation The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, Geneva, Switzerland

Francisco Becerra-Posada

Affiliation Council on Health Research for Development, Mexico City, Mexico

Catherine D'Arcangues

Affiliation World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Geneva, Switzerland

Michael Devlin

Affiliation Council on Health Research for Development, Geneva, Switzerland

Charles Gardner

Affiliation Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, Switzerland

Abdul Ghaffar

Affiliation The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, Geneva, Switzerland

Joachim Hombach

Affiliation World Health Organization, Initiative for Vaccine Research, Geneva, Switzerland

Jane F. K. Kengeya

Affiliation UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

Anthony Mbewu

Affiliation Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, Switzerland

Michael T. Mbizvo

Affiliation World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Geneva, Switzerland

Zafar Mirza

Affiliation World Health Organization, Department of Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, Geneva, Switzerland

Tikki Pang

Affiliation World Health Organization, Department of Research Policy and Cooperation, Geneva, Switzerland

Robert G. Ridley

Affiliation UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

Fabio Zicker

Affiliation UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

Robert F. Terry

terryr@who.int

Affiliation World Health Organization, Department of Research Policy and Cooperation, Geneva, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The views expressed here are those of the authors and not of the organization they represent.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RFT JHFR TA FBP CD MD CG AG JH JFKK AM MTM ZM TP RGR FZ. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: RFT JHFR TA FBP CD MD CG AG JH JFKK AM MTM ZM TP RGR FZ. Conceived and designed the experiments: RFT JHFR CD MD CG JH MTM TP RGR. Wrote the first draft: RFT JHFR FBP CD MD CG JH MTM TP RGR. Wrote the paper: RFT JHFR TA FBP CD MD CG AG JH JFKK MTM ZM TP RGR FZ. Developed original concept: JHFR CD MD CG JH MTM TP RGR RFT. Commented on drafts: TA FBP AG JFKK ZM FZ.