In the June 2019 issue of the Journal of Global Health published a viewpoint “The roles of a Grandmother in African societies – please do not send them to old people’s homes” . After its publication, concerns were raised about the possible text similarity. A mutual agreement between the complainant, authors and the editors was reached to retract the viewpoint and publish the corrected version . The corrections do not change the message of the viewpoint. In the Online Supplementary Document we include the letter from the authors, and the original article with authors’ annotations.