About the Authors

Kumaravel Ilangovan

kumaravelilangovan@gmail.com

Affiliation Health Systems Research India Initiative, Thirvananthapuram, India

Sharath Burugina Nagaraja

Affiliation Department of Community Medicine, ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Bangalore, India

Ramya Ananthakrishnan

Affiliation Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH), Chennai, India

Anil G. Jacob

Affiliation International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), South-East Asia Office, New Delhi, India

Jaya Prasad Tripathy

Affiliation Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Deepak Tamang

Affiliation International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), South-East Asia Office, New Delhi, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KI RA AGJ. Performed the experiments: KI. Analyzed the data: KI JPT DT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JPT. Wrote the paper: KI SBN AGJ.