Inequities among the very poor: health care for children in rural southern Tanzania

  title={Inequities among the very poor: health care for children in rural southern Tanzania},
  author={Joanna Schellenberg and Cesar Gomes Victora and Adiel K Mushi and Don de Savigny and David Schellenberg and Hassan Mshinda and Jennifer W. Bryce},
  journal={The Lancet},

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