About the Authors

Lori Newman

newmanl@who.int

Affiliation Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Mary Kamb

Affiliation Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Sarah Hawkes

Affiliation University College London, London, United Kingdom

Gabriela Gomez

Affiliations Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Lale Say

Affiliation Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Armando Seuc

Affiliation Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Nathalie Broutet

Affiliation Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LN MK SH LS NB. Performed the experiments: LN GG AS. Analyzed the data: LN GG AS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LN MK SH GG LS AS. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LN. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LN MK SH GG AS NB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LN MK SH GG LS AS NB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: LN MK SH GG LS AS NB.