About the Authors

Mahfuza Rifat

mahfuza.rifat@uon.edu.au

Affiliations The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Abul Hasnat Milton

Affiliation The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

John Hall

Affiliation The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Christopher Oldmeadow

Affiliation The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Md. Akramul Islam

Affiliation BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ashaque Husain

Affiliation National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Directorate General of Health Services, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Md. Wahiduzzaman Akhanda

Affiliation National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bodrun Naher Siddiquea

Affiliation BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MR AHM JH. Performed the experiments: MR BNS MAI. Analyzed the data: MR CO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MR AHM JH AH MWA. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: MR AHM JH CO MAI AH MWA BNS.