About the Authors

Susan Dierickx

susan.dierickx@vub.ac.be

Affiliations Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Rhea, Centre of Expertise Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Charlotte Gryseels

Affiliations Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Julia Mwesigwa

Affiliation Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The Gambia

Sarah O’Neill

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Melanie Bannister-Tyrell

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Maya Ronse

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Fatou Jaiteh

Affiliations Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The Gambia

René Gerrets

Affiliation Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Umberto D’Alessandro

Affiliations Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The Gambia, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London, Unoted Kingdom

Koen Peeters Grietens

Affiliations Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Partners for Applied Social Sciences (PASS) International, Tessenderlo, Belgium, School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SD. Performed the experiments: SD. Analyzed the data: SD JM. Wrote the paper: SD CG MB. Literature review: SD. Collected data: SD. Edited and commented on the text: SD CG JM SO MB FJ MR RG UD KPG. Provided details overall MDA database: JM. Coordinated MDA: UD JM. Coordinated social science study: SD KPG.