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March 17th, 2014

Stanford researchers launch new approach to health policy in India

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

Grant Miller and Nomita Divi are spearheading the Stanford India Health Policy Initiative, a program that rethinks health care in India. The initiative’s focus comes from the people who regularly confront problems with the country's health care services and strives to understand why patients and providers don’t always make seemingly logical decisions. Read more »



May 2nd, 2012

China provides universal health insurance at a fraction of the cost

Shorenstein APARC, CHP/PCOR, FSI Stanford, AHPP, SCP Q&A

Chinese officials are developing a social security network to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing demographic landscape. Karen Eggleston discusses the success of China’s health care reforms and the long road ahead. Read more »



January 11th, 2012

Health insurance no guarantee for diabetes care in developing countries

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

Without good health care, diabetics run the risk of developing more health problems. Stanford researchers say those complications will put a greater strain on the patients and the countries where they live – a problem that can be addressed with improvements to health and insurance systems. Read more »



July 19th, 2011

Syrian doctors who torture must be banned

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, ARD Op-ed: Al Jazeera on July 19, 2011

In an opinion piece for Al Jazeera, Rajaie Batniji uncovers the role of medical professionals involved in acts of torture. With a lens to the unrest in Syria, Batniji calls for an international body to identify, monitor, and disqualify those complicit in torture and genocide. Read more »



June 27th, 2011

The IMF: Violating Women Since 1945

CDDRL Op-ed: Foreign Policy in Focus on May 19, 2011

In reaction to the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Khan for allegations of rape in May, Kavita Ramdas and Christine Ahn argue in a piece for Foreign Policy in Focus that gender bias is embedded in the global policies and practices at the IMF, which unfairly target women. Kavita Ramdas is the former president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women and a visiting scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Read more »



December 10th, 2010

Nathan Eagle on mobile phone usage in the developing world

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News

Nathan Eagle, Founder and CEO of txteagle spoke at the weekly Liberation Technology Seminar Series on Dececember 2, 2010 about mobile phone usage in the developing world. Read more »



September 27th, 2010

Preventive care poses dilemma for emergency departments, study finds

CHP/PCOR Press Release

People go to emergency departments when they've broken a leg, been stabbed or otherwise need urgent care. But a new study from the Stanford Health Policy finds that 90 percent of EDs nationwide also offer preventive-care services. Read more »




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