About the Authors

David Hipgrave
Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Sufang Guo, Yan Mu, Robert Scherpbier
UNICEF Office for China, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Yan Guo
Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Fei Yan
Department of Health Statistics and Social Medicine, Fudan University School of Public Health, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Hana Brixi
The World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The opinions expressed in this paper reflect the perspectives of the authors alone, and may not be inferred to represent the position of their parent institutions.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: DBH SG YM YG FY RS HB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DBH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DBH SG YM YG FY RWS HB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DBH SG YM YG FY RWS HB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: DBH SG YM YG FY RWS HB.