About the Authors

Peter Lamptey

Affiliation FHI 360, Public Health Programs, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

Michael Merson

Affiliation Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Peter Piot

Affiliation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

K. Srinath Reddy

Affiliation Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

Rebecca Dirks


Affiliation FHI 360, Program Sciences, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PL MM PP. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: PL RD. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: PL MM PP RD. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PL MM PP KSR RD. Agree with manuscript's results and conclusions: PL MM PP KSR RD.