Making the world's children count

@article{Byass2005MakingTW,
  title={Making the world's children count},
  author={Peter Byass and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={365},
  pages={1114-1116}
}
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