About the Authors

Catherine Pitt

catherine.pitt@lshtm.ac.uk

Affiliation Department of Global Health & Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Joy E. Lawn

Affiliation Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

Meghna Ranganathan

Affiliation Department of Global Health & Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Anne Mills

Affiliation Department of Global Health & Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Kara Hanson

Affiliation Department of Global Health & Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

JL now works 20% of her time as an Advisor to UKaid or DfID; this analysis was undertaken before commencing this position. Funding for this research was provided by the Saving Newborn Lives programme of Save the Children USA, which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is discussed in this paper. CP and AM are amongst the co-authors of the Countdown to 2015's analyses of ODA for MNCH, which are discussed in this paper.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CP JL. Analyzed the data: CP MR. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JL MR AM KH. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CP JL MR AM KH. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: CP JL MR AM KH. Contributed to interpretation of results: AM KH.