About the Authors

Samantha R. Lattof

slattof@hsph.harvard.edu (SL)

Affiliation Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health Initiative, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Mary Nell Wegner

Affiliation Independent Consultant, Maternal Health Task Force, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ana Langer

Affiliation Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health Initiative, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

and the PLoS Medicine Editors

slattof@hsph.harvard.edu (SL)

Competing Interests

SL, AL, and MNW declare that no competing interests exist. The Maternal Health Task Force is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The PLoS Medicine editors' individual competing interests are at http://www.plosmedicine.org/static/editorsInterests.action. PLoS is funded partly through manuscript publication charges, but the PLoS Medicine Editors are paid a fixed salary (their salary is not linked to the number of papers published in the journal).

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: SRL JC. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SRL MNW AL JC VB SJ MN PS EV. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SRL MNW AL JC VB SJ MN PS EV.