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Japan’s Public Universal Health Insurance System Reform: Lessons for Achieving and Maintaining Universal Health Care Coverage

January 19, 2012

The global health community has been aiming at ensuring health coverage for all. To achieve universal health care coverage, the German Social Health Insurance model is one solution.

Designing Policy using Modeling within Complex Socio-Technical Systems

December 1, 2011

Robert Glass, Jr. is the 2011-2012 Perry Fellow at CISAC.

What to Do about Flu? A Public Health Challenge

November 28, 2011

Infectious diseases, especially those transmitted from person to person through the respiratory route, continue to pose a threat to the global community.

Redefining Security Along the Food/Health Nexus

November 10, 2011

FSI's second major conference on global underdevelopment brought together worldwide thought leaders to explore the root causes of global underdevelopment and to provide fresh insights on the links...

Second and Third Generation Human Rights in Africa: Ethics of Healthcare Workforce Maldistribution -- Zimbabwe as a Case Study

April 13, 2011

Building on the foundation of 2009-10 workshop Legalizing Human Rights in Africa, the 2010-11 interdisciplinary research workshop will extend the examination of human rights discourse and...

Nothing Short of A Revolution: Women's Movements Might Just Liberate Us All!

February 17, 2011

Kavita Ramdas is an inspirational and mindful leader, an advocate for human rights, open and civil societies, and a respected advisor and commentator on issues of social entrepreneurship,...

Can ICT Improve Clean Water Delivery Systems in Slums? Lessons from Kibera

February 11, 2011

Water is scarce, costly, and contaminated in Kibera, Nairobi -- one of Africa's largest urban slums.

Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia: Defining a Research Agenda

January 20, 2011

Demographic changes are profoundly shaping the political, economic, and social landscape of the Asia-Pacific region. How have individuals, families, communities, and policymakers responded?

Economic and Social Implications of Population Aging in Asia

October 12, 2010

How will population aging impact the economies and social protection systems of Japan, South Korea, China, and India?

Does Border Enforcement Matter? What Mexican Migrants Can Teach Us

September 30, 2010

What has the United States accomplished with its unprecedented build-up of immigration enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border and in the interior of the country since 1993?

Escaping the 'Half-pipe of Doom:' Is the IPCC Model Transferable to Issues of Safety and Security of Biotechnology?

May 13, 2010

Exponential advances in the life sciences, particularly in the realm of biotechnology, have been held to raise the classic concerns of "dual-use" research: the same technologies that propel...

2010 Payne Lecture Series: Giving Back: Finding the Best Way to Make a Difference

April 20, 2010

Bill Gates is the Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he shapes and approves foundation strategies, reviews results, advocates for the foundation’s issues and helps set...

Participatory Development in East Africa's Largest Slum: The Carolina For Kibera Story

April 6, 2010

Carolina for Kibera (CFK) inspires and nurtures youth leaders in the slum of Kibera, Kenya through a unique model of participatory development.  CFK recognizes the youth of Kibera as resilient,...

Thinking About Foreign Aid: Development Assistance in Failed and Recovering States

February 20, 2010

Join the Stanford Association for International Development in exploring issues of development and post-conflict health on February 20th in Annenberg Auditorium with Andrew Natsios, the Director of...

Liberation Through Interconnection

January 29, 2010

AbstractOne of the biggest themes of the 21st century is interconnection -- specifically, the interconnection of people and data.  These interconnections can change everything about how we see the...

Giving Farmers a Voice

October 15, 2009

Abstract Improving the productivity of small farmers is essential for economic development in most poor countries.  Providing access to timely and relevant information could improve the...

FrontlineSMS:Medic - Democratizing mHealth for the Developing World on Their Terms Not Ours

October 1, 2009

FrontlineSMS:Medic is a Palo Alto based tech nonprofit startup that began in early 2009 with several Stanford undergraduates and graduate students at the helm.

Prescribing Cultures and Pharmaceutical Policy in the Asia-Pacific: A Book Launch Event

September 23, 2009

Pharmaceutical policies are interlinked globally, yet deeply rooted in local culture.

GoodGuide: An Experiment in Advancing Transparency in Consumer Markets

May 28, 2009

With what now seem like almost weekly product scandals, recalls, and supply chain exposes, the public increasingly wants to know more about the products they are putting in, on, and around their...

Health Care Reform Under Progressive Governments in Korea; and Late Life Inequality in Health, Work, and Economic Resources in Korea

May 7, 2009

This talk will combine presentations on the health and economic well-being of the elderly in Korea, and an attempt to evaluate the impact of health policy under a decade of progressive governments...

When Prevention Fails: Cross-cultural Considerations from the U.S. and China for Shaping Health Decisions in the Heat of the Adolescent Brain

February 25, 2009

Why do community-based education and social persuasion programs for promoting healthy lifestyle and preventing chronic disease sometimes fall short of our expectations?

When Prevention Fails: Cross-cultural Considerations from the U.S. and China for Shaping Healthy Decisions in the Heat of the Adolescent Brain

February 25, 2009

Why do community-based education and social persuasion programs for promoting healthy lifestyle and preventing chronic disease sometimes fall short of our expectations?