About the Authors

Allisyn C. Moran

allisynmoran@gmail.com

Affiliation Save the Children, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Kate Kerber

Affiliations Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa, University of Western Cape, Belleville, South Africa

Deborah Sitrin

Affiliation Save the Children, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Tanya Guenther

Affiliation Save the Children, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Claudia S. Morrissey

Affiliation Save the Children, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Holly Newby

Affiliation Statistics and Monitoring Section, Division of Policy and Strategy, United Nations Children's Fund, New York, New York, United States of America

Joy Fishel

Affiliation ICF International, Calverton, Maryland, United States of America

P. Stan Yoder

Affiliation ICF International, Calverton, Maryland, United States of America

Zelee Hill

Affiliation Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom

Joy E. Lawn

Affiliation Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conducted qualitative study in Bangladesh and Malawi: PSY. Conducted qualitative study in Ghana: ZH. Presented DHS analyses at TWG meetings: JF. Key member of discussions at TWG meetings and presentation of UNICEF data and recommendations: HN. Initiator of TWG and key technical input into newborn indicators: JL. Analyzed the data: KK DS TG . Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AM KK DS TG. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CM HN JF JL PSY ZH. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AM KK DS TG CM HN JF PSY ZH JL. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AM KK DS TG CM HN JF PSY ZH JL.