About the Authors

Amy Hagopian
Health Alliance International, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Abraham D. Flaxman, Alison Levin-Rector, Christopher J. Murray
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Tim K. Takaro, Lindsay Galway
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Sahar A. Esa Al Shatari
Human Resources Development and Training Center, Iraq Ministry of Health, Baghdad, Iraq

Julie Rajaratnam
Harborview Medical Center, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Stan Becker, William M. Weiss, Gilbert Burnham
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Berq J. Hadi Al-Yasseri
Iraq Ministry of Health, Baghdad, Iraq

Corresponding Author

hagopian@uw.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AH ADF TT SAS JR SB LG BHA WW CJM GB. Performed the experiments: AH ADF TT SAS JR SB ALR LG BHA WW CJM GB. Analyzed the data: AH ADF TT JR SB ALR LG GB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AH ADF TT SAS JR SB ALR LG BHA WW CJM GB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AH ADF TT SAS JR SB ALR LG BHA WW CJM GB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AH ADF TT SAS JR SB ALR LG BHA WW CJM GB.