About the Authors

Yael Velleman

YaelVelleman@wateraid.org

Affiliation WaterAid, London, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Mason

Affiliation University College London, London, United Kingdom

Wendy Graham

Affiliations London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, The SoapBox Collaborative, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Lenka Benova

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

Mickey Chopra

Affiliation UNICEF, New York, United States of America

Oona M. R. Campbell

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

Bruce Gordon

Affiliation World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Sanjay Wijesekera

Affiliation UNICEF, New York, United States of America

Sennen Hounton

Affiliation United Nations Population Fund, New York, United States of America

Joanna Esteves Mills

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

Val Curtis

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

Kaosar Afsana

Affiliation BRAC and BRAC University, James P Grant School of Public Health, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sophie Boisson

Affiliation World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Moke Magoma

Affiliation Evidence for Action (E4A), Bugando Consultant, Teaching Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Sandy Cairncross

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

Oliver Cumming

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

Competing Interests

VC has research funds and consultancies on public health from Wellcome, DFID, World Bank, Kimberly Clarke, Unilever, Comic Relief, and Go-Jo Industries.

Author Contributions

All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the article. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: YV OC. Wrote the paper: YV EMM WG LB MC OMRC BG SW SH JEM VC AK SB MM SC OC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: YV EMM WG LB MC OMRC BG SW SH JEM VC AK SB MM SC OC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: YV EMM WG LB MC OMRC BG SW SH JEM VC AK SB MM SC OC. Wrote the first draft of the original call to action paper: YV. Wrote the first draft of the introductory paper: OC. Jointly wrote the first draft of the revised joint paper: YV OC.