About the Authors

Igor Rudan, Evropi Theodoratou, Harry Campbell
Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Igor Rudan
Croatian Centre for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia

Shams El Arifeen, Abdullah Brooks
ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Robert E. Black
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Kit Yee Chan
Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia

Mickey Chopra
Department of Health, UNICEF, New York, New York, United States of America

Trevor Duke
Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

David Marsh
Save the Children, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

Eric A.F. Simoes
Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Giorgio Tamburlini
Institute for Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy

Martin W. Weber
WHO Country Office, Jakarta, Indonesia

Cynthia G. Whitney
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Shamim A. Qazi
Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Authors

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.