About the Authors

Wim Delva

Wim.Delva@ugent.be

Affiliations South African Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation Centre for Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Jeffrey W. Eaton

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Fei Meng

Affiliations International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Center for Statistics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium

Christophe Fraser

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Richard G. White

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Peter Vickerman

Affiliation Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Marie-Claude Boily

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Timothy B. Hallett

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: WD JWE FM CF RGW PV M-CB TBH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: WD JWE FM CF RGW PV M-CB TBH. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: WD JWE FM CF RGW PV M-CB TBH. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: WD JWE FM CF RGW PV M-CB TBH.