About the Authors

Ramanan Laxminarayan


Affiliations Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, Washington, D.C., United States of America, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

Ranjit Roy Chaudhury

† Deceased.

Affiliation Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation, New Delhi, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: RL. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: RL RRC. Agree with the manuscript’s results and conclusions: RL. Discussed the concept: RL RRC. All authors have read, and confirm that they meet, ICMJE criteria for authorship.