About the Authors

Kate Mitchell

Affiliation Harvard School of Public Health, Women and Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Mary Nell Wegner

Affiliation Harvard School of Public Health, Women and Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ana Langer

Affiliation Harvard School of Public Health, Women and Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

the PLOS Medicine Editors

medicine_editors@plos.org

Affiliation Harvard School of Public Health, Women and Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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.