About the Authors

Sohni Dean, Khadija Humayun, Zohra S. Lassi, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Division of Women & Child Health, the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Igor Rudan, Kit Yee Chan
Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Fernando Althabe, José M. Belizan
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Aimee Webb Girard, Reynaldo Martorell
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States of America

Christopher Howson, Mary-Elizabeth Reeve
Global Programs, March of Dimes Foundation, White Plains, United States of America

Ana Langer
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, United States of America

Joy Lawn
Saving Newborn Lives- Save The Children, Cape Town, South Africa

Katherine C. Teela, France Donnay
Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, United States of America

Mireille Toledano, Majid Ezzati
MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Chandra-Mouli Venkatraman
Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Josip Car
Global eHealth Unit, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Kit Yee Chan
Nossal Institute of Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Subidita Chatterjee
Virtual Institute for Advancement of Women, Children and Young People, India and Thailand

Stanley Chitekwe
United Nations Children's Fund, Malawi

Tanya Doherty
Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa and School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Brian Jack
Department of Family Medicine, Boston University, Boston, United States of America

Ysbrand Poortman
International Genetic Alliance of parent and patient organizations and Preparing for Life, the Netherlands

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

This work was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at which FD works as a Senior Program Officer and KCT worked as a Program Officer in the Family Health Division. ZAB is a member of the Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: SD IR KYC. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: SD IR. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: ZAB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SD IR FA AWG CH AL JL M-ER KCT MT C-MV JMB JC KYC SC SC TD FD ME KH BJ ZSL RM YP ZAB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SD IR FA AWG CH AL JL M-ER KCT MT C-MV JMB JC KYC SC SC TD FD ME KH BJ ZSL RM YP ZAB. Prepared background review: SD ZSL ZAB. Significant contributions to developing and prioritising research options: SD IR FA AWG CH AL JL M-ER KCT MT C-MV JMB JC SC SC TD FD ME KH BJ ZSL RM YP ZAB.