About the Authors

Hadley K. Herbert

Affiliations Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Anne CC Lee

Affiliations Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Newborn Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Aruna Chandran

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

Igor Rudan

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

Abdullah H. Baqui

abaqui@jhsph.edu

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

Competing Interests

ACCL is funded for research by NIH and USAID. In 2009, ACCL consulted for Saving Newborn Lives. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: HKH AC ACL. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: HKH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: HKH AC ACL AB IR. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HKH AC ACL AB IR. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: HKH AC ACL AB IR.