About the Authors

Manjeswori Ulak

manjeswori@gmail.com

Affiliations Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway, Department of Child Health, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal

Ram K. Chandyo

Affiliations Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway, Community Medicine, Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal

Ramesh K. Adhikari

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal

Pushpa R. Sharma

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal

Halvor Sommerfelt

Affiliation Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway

Helga Refsum

Affiliation Department of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway

Tor A. Strand

Affiliations Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway, Medical Microbiology, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Lillehammer, Norway

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MU RKC TAS HS RKA. Performed the experiments: MU RKC TAS PRS. Analyzed the data: MU TAS RKC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TAS HR. Wrote the paper: MU RKS TAS HS RKA HR PRS.