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Global health estimated over two decades

Reliably measuring global health is a huge challenge. Four papers published in 1997 laid foundations for future global-health estimates, but, despite subsequent advances, better integration of data systems and models is still needed.

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Figure 1: Proportions for selected causes of death over time, from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD).

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Byass, P. Global health estimated over two decades. Nature 545, 421–422 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/545421a

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