About the Authors

David McCoy

d.mccoy@qmul.ac.uk

Affiliation Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Queen Mary University London, United Kingdom

Nele Jensen

Affiliation Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health, University College London, United Kingdom

Katharina Kranzer

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

Rashida A. Ferrand

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

Eline L. Korenromp

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

ELK was employed by the Global Fund from September 2005 to September 2012, and was engaged in the development and application of The Global Fund's lives saved estimation. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: DM NJ KK RF ELK. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DM NJ KK RF ELK. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DM NJ KK RF ELK. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: DM NJ KK RF ELK.