About the Authors

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta


Affiliations Centre for Global Child Health, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Institute for Global Health & Development, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Kathryn M. Yount

Affiliation Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Quique Bassat

Affiliations ISGlobal, Hospital Clínic—Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça (CISM), Maputo, Mozambique, ICREA, Pg. Lluís Companys 23, Barcelona, Spain

Caitlin E. Moyer

Affiliation Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America and Cambridge, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

I have read the journal’s policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: ZAB is an Academic Editor on PLOS Medicine’s editorial board. ZAB, KMY, and QB serve as Guest Editors on PLOS Medicine’s Special Issue on Global Child Health: From Birth to Adolescence and Beyond. CEM is a salaried Associate Editor for PLOS Medicine. Outside of this work, ZAB receives a salary from his position as the Inaugural Robert Harding Chair and Director of Research at the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and also a joint appointment as the Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health of the Aga Khan University; the Centre receives funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates Ventures, Aga Khan University, the International Development Research Centre, Global Affairs Canada and the University of Toronto. ZAB also serves on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee for which he receives an annual honorarium; and on other boards, committees, and advisory groups with various organizations in a non-remunerated capacity. Outside of this work, KMY carries out research funded by grants from Woodruff Health Sciences Centre, Emory Global Health Institute, International Fund for Agricultural Development (through the International Food Policy Research Institute), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (through the International Food Policy Research Institute), Kendeda Fund (through Care USA), the US National Institutes of Health, and the Anonymous Foundation; she is a reviewer for NIH, IDRC, and IFPRI and receives honoraria for this work.