About the Authors

Paul Aia

Affiliation National Department of Health, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Margaret Kal

Affiliation National Department of Health, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Evelyn Lavu

Affiliation National Department of Health, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Lucy N. John

Affiliation National Department of Health, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Karen Johnson

Affiliation Health & HIV Implementation Services Provider, Abt JTA, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Chris Coulter

Affiliation Queensland Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, Pathology Queensland, Australia

Julia Ershova

Affiliation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Olga Tosas

Affiliation Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Matteo Zignol

Affiliation Global Tuberculosis Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Shalala Ahmadova

Affiliation Stop TB and Leprosy Elimination, World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office, Manila, Philippines

Tauhid Islam

islamt@wpro.who.int

Affiliation World Health Organization, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PA MK EL MZ SA. Performed the experiments: KJ CC. Analyzed the data: OT JE SA TI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JE SA. Wrote the paper: TI PA MK EL LJ KJ JE OT MZ CC SA.