About the Authors

Igor Rudan

Igor.Rudan@ed.ac.uk (IR); qazis@who.int (SQ)

Affiliations Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Croatian Centre for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia

Shams El Arifeen

Affiliation ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

Affiliation Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Robert E. Black

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

Abdullah Brooks

Affiliation ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kit Yee Chan

Affiliation Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia

Mickey Chopra

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

Trevor Duke

Affiliation Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

David Marsh

Affiliation Save the Children, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Antonio Pio

Affiliation Senior Advisor in Public Health and Respiratory Diseases, Mar de Plata, Argentina

Eric A.F. Simoes

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Giorgio Tamburlini

Affiliation Institute for Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy

Evropi Theodoratou

Affiliation Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Martin W. Weber

Affiliation WHO Country Office, Jakarta, Indonesia

Cynthia G. Whitney

Affiliation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Harry Campbell

Affiliation Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Shamim A. Qazi

Igor.Rudan@ed.ac.uk (IR); qazis@who.int (SQ)

Affiliation Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

and the WHO/CHNRI Expert Group on Childhood Pneumonia

Competing Interests

ZAB is a member of the PLoS Medicine Editorial Board. SAQ is employed by the World Health Organization and undertook this research priority exercise on behalf of the Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, WHO. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IR SEA REB KYC MC ET HC SAQ. Performed the experiments: IR KYC ET HC SAQ. Analyzed the data: IR KYC ET HC SAQ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IR. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: IR HC MC SAQ. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: IR SEA ZAB REB AB KYC MC TD DM AP ES GT ET MWW CGW HC SAQ. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: IR SEA ZAB REB AB KYC MC TD DM AP ES GT ET MWW CGW HC SAQ. Agree with manuscript's results and conclusions: IR SEA ZAB REB AB KYC MC TD DM AP ES GT ET MWW CGW HC SAQ.