About the Authors

Peter Byass

peter.byass@epiph.umu.se

Affiliations Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Maximilian de Courten

Affiliation Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wendy J. Graham

Affiliation Institute of Applied Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Lucie Laflamme

Affiliation Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Affette McCaw-Binns

Affiliation Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica

Osman A. Sankoh

Affiliations School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Viet Nam

Stephen M. Tollman

Affiliations Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana

Basia Zaba

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

Competing Interests

OAS is the Executive Director of the INDEPTH Network which is mentioned in the paper. PB is a member of the PLOS Medicine Editorial Board. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: PB MdeC WJG LL AM-B OAS SMT BZ. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: PB MdeC WJG LL AM-B OAS SMT BZ. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PB MdeC WJG LL AM-B OAS SMT BZ. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: PB MdeC WJG LL AM-B OAS SMT BZ.