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The Imperfect World of Global Health Estimates

  • Peter Byass mail

    peter.byass@epiph.umu.se

    Affiliations: Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 30, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001006
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About the Author

Peter Byass
Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Peter Byass
Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: peter.byass@epiph.umu.se

Competing Interests

The author is a member of the Editorial board of PLoS Medicine, deputy editor of Global Health Action, a member of the editorial board of Population Health Metrics (a journal based at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation), and a member of the UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Technical Advisory Group, hosted by WHO, Geneva. He has visited the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, at their expense.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: PB. Wrote the paper: PB.