About the Authors

Sharath Burugina Nagaraja

sharathb@rntcp.org

Affiliation Office of the WHO Representative in India, New Delhi, India

Srinath Satyanarayana

Affiliation International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union), Paris, France

Sarabjit Singh Chadha

Affiliation International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union), Paris, France

Santosha Kalemane

Affiliation Impact Health Solutions, Hyderabad, India

Jyoti Jaju

Affiliation Office of the WHO Representative in India, New Delhi, India

Shanta Achanta

Affiliation Office of the WHO Representative in India, New Delhi, India

Kishore Reddy

Affiliation State Tuberculosis Training and Demonstration Centre, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Vishnu Potharaju

Affiliation State Tuberculosis Training and Demonstration Centre, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Srinivas Rao Motta Shamrao

Affiliation State Tuberculosis Cell, Directorate of Health Services, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Puneet Dewan

Affiliation Office of the WHO Representative in India, New Delhi, India

Zachariah Rony

Affiliation Medecins sans Frontieres, Medical Department (Operational Research), Brussels Operational Center, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Shailaja Tetali

Affiliation Public Health Foundation of India (Indian Institute of Public Health- Hyderabad), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Raghupathi Anchala

Affiliation Public Health Foundation of India (Indian Institute of Public Health- Hyderabad), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Nanda Kishore Kannuri

Affiliation Public Health Foundation of India (Indian Institute of Public Health- Hyderabad), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Anthony David Harries

Affiliations International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union), Paris, France, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Sachdeva Kuldeep Singh

Affiliation Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SBN SS ST RA SC PD AH NKK. Performed the experiments: SBN SS SA JJ SRMS SK KR VP SKS. Analyzed the data: SBN AH SS ZR PD SKS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SBN AH SS ZR PD SKS. Wrote the paper: SBN AH SS ZR PD SC.