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Measuring Coverage in MNCH: Population HIV-Free Survival among Children under Two Years of Age in Four African Countries

  • Jeffrey S. A. Stringer mail,

    jeff_stringer@unc.edu

    Affiliations: Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Kathryn Stinson,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Pius M. Tih,

    Affiliation: Cameroon Baptist Health Convention Health Board, Bamenda, Cameroon

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  • Mark J. Giganti,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Didier K. Ekouevi,

    Affiliations: Programme PAC-CI, Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire, France, Institute National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France

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  • Tracy L. Creek,

    Affiliation: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Thomas K. Welty,

    Affiliation: Cameroon Baptist Health Convention Health Board, Bamenda, Cameroon

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  • Benjamin H. Chi,

    Affiliations: Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Catherine M. Wilfert,

    Affiliation: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Nathan Shaffer,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Elizabeth M. Stringer,

    Affiliations: Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Francois Dabis,

    Affiliations: Programme PAC-CI, Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire, France, Institute National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France

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  • David Coetzee

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Published: May 07, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001424
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Jeffrey S. A. Stringer, Mark J. Giganti, Benjamin H. Chi, Elizabeth M. Stringer
Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Jeffrey S. A. Stringer, Benjamin H. Chi, Elizabeth M. Stringer
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Kathryn Stinson, David Coetzee
Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Pius M. Tih, Thomas K. Welty
Cameroon Baptist Health Convention Health Board, Bamenda, Cameroon
Didier K. Ekouevi, Francois Dabis
Programme PAC-CI, Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire, France
Didier K. Ekouevi, Francois Dabis
Institute National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France
Tracy L. Creek
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Catherine M. Wilfert
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Nathan Shaffer
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: jeff_stringer@unc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JSAS KS PMT MJG DKE TLC TKW BHC CMW NS EMS FD DC. Performed the experiments: JSAS KS PMT MJG DKE TLC TKW BHC CMW NS EMS FD DC. Analyzed the data: JSAS MJG KS DC BC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JSAS KS PMT MJG DKE TLC TKW BHC CMW NS EMS FD DC. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: KS MG DC JSAS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JSAS KS PMT MJG DKE TLC TKW BHC CMW NS EMS FD DC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JSAS KS PMT MJG DKE TLC TKW BHC CMW NS EMS FD DC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JSAS KS PMT MJG DKE TLC TKW BHC CMW NS EMS FD DC. Enrolled patients: KS PMT DKE EMS.