About the Authors

Samantha R. Lattof, Ana Langer
Harvard School of Public Health, Global Health and Population, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Mary Nell Wegner
Harvard School of Public Health, Women and Health Initiative, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

medicine_editors@plos.org

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, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Hansen Family Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and private donors. 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 LC AR PS MW EV. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SRL MNW AL JC VB LC AR PS MW EV. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SRL MNW AL JC VB LC AR PS MW EV.