About the Authors

Kate Mitchell, Mary Nell Wegner, Ana Langer, the PLOS Medicine Editors
Harvard School of Public Health, Women and Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

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 salaries are not linked to the number of papers published in the journal). The Maternal Health Task Force authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: KM MNW AL. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LC RM MN LP AR PS MW KM MNW AL. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LC RM MN LP AR PS MW KM MNW AL. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: LC RM MN LP AR PS MW KM MNW AL.