About the Authors

Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor

hosseinpoora@who.int

Affiliation Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Nicole Bergen

Affiliation Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Theadora Koller

Affiliation Gender, Equity and Human Rights, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Amit Prasad

Affiliation Centre for Health Development, World Health Organization, Kobe, Japan

Anne Schlotheuber

Affiliation Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Nicole Valentine

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

John Lynch

Affiliation School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Jeanette Vega

Affiliation Rockefeller Foundation, New York, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

JV was managing director at the Rockefeller Foundation between April 2012 and March 2014.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: AH AS NB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: NB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AH. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AH NB TK AP NV AS JL JV. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AH NB TK AP NV AS JL JV. Conceptualized the study: AH with inputs from TK AP NV JL JV. Critiqued subsequent drafts and provided edits and comments: TK JL AP AS NV JV.