About the Authors

Wim Delva, Alex Welte
South African Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation Centre for Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

David P. Wilson
Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Laith Abu-Raddad
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College—Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation—Education City, Doha, Qatar

Laith Abu-Raddad
Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

Laith Abu-Raddad
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Marelize Gorgens, David Wilson
Global HIV/AIDS Program, The World Bank, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Timothy B. Hallett
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

alexwelte@sun.ac.za

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: WD DPW LA-R TH AW. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: WD DPW LA-R DW MG TH AW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: WD DPW LA-R DW MG TH AW. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: WD DPW LA-R DW MG TH AW. Contributed to the conceptualisation and drafting of the article: WD DPW LA-R DW MG TH AW.