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Stanford PhD student develops novel formula to help donors determine where to put their global aid

February 2018

As global health assistance for developing countries dwindles, a Stanford student working on her PhD in health policy has developed a novel formula to help donors make more informed decisions about...

Suing drug companies could help stem the national opioid epidemic

December 2017

At least 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The epidemic has claimed more than 300,000 lives since 2000 and is expected kill another half million over the next decade.

Extreme heat during pregnancy could one day impact salaries of those fetuses

December 2017

There is plenty of research on how the rapid warming of the planet is going to have growing adverse impacts on global economies, health, food supplies and natural disasters.

Physician-academics help assess medical response on the ground in Iraq

November 2017

Paul Wise was part of a small delegation of physician-academics asked to evaluate a World Health Organization-led system to treat civilians injured in the Mosul fighting.

The collision of civil war and threat of global pandemics

October 2017

There are 30 civil wars underway around the globe, where civilians are dealing with death and destruction as well as public health emergencies exacerbated by the deadly march of conflict.Yemen is...

Ertharin Cousin, Former US Ambassador and World Food Programme Director, Joins Stanford as Visiting Scholar

August 2017

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that former U.S.

Better health projections lead to better health policy, says new SHP faculty member

July 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s newest faculty member, Joshua Salomon, believes that one urgent need in global health research is to improve forecasts of the patterns and trends that are behind the major...

Education gap widens among adolescent boys and girls in low-income countries when younger siblings home sick

June 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s Marcella Alsan argues in a new study in the journal Pediatrics, that identifying contributors to education disparities and making investments in early childhood health...

Rosenkranz Prize winner brings statistics to rape prevention in Kenya

June 2017

Rosenkrantz Prize Winner Mike Baiocchi is working with Stanford researchers and students to determine whether a rape-prevention program in Kenya works.

Trump budget could put health at risk in the US and worldwide

March 2017

Pandemics are a growing health concern in the United States and abroad.

Non-communicable disease could cost $47 trillion by 2030

March 2017

Non-communicable diseases such as heart and respiratory disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes are now responsible for some two-thirds of premature deaths around the world.

Call for papers: Workshop on public hospital reform in China

February 2017

The Institute for Public Policy at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is soliciting papers for a workshop, “Reforming Public Hospitals in China: Emerging Models and Policy...

Human health already suffers from climate change and the effects are getting worse, Stanford scholars say

February 2017

Stanford scholars across disciplines tell us what we can expect and how we can mitigate the effects of climate change on health.

New ban on US aid to family planning groups could have unintended consequences

January 2017

The Trump administration’s reinstatement of a policy that bans U.S.

Planning for aging populations in Japan

December 2016

Japan's population is old and getting older.

Closing the gap between rich and poor in developing countries

December 2016

The health gap between rich and poor children in developing countires is staggeringly high, but Assistant Professor of Medicine Eran Bendavid found that it is shrinking.

Scientists call for an end to devastating worm diseases in the developing world

November 2016

Stanford researchers and a host of distinguished colleagues urge the World Health Organization to develop sweeping new guidelines to help end parasitic worm diseases, one of the world’s most...

Watch Health Policy through 2020

November 2016

Missed Health Policy through 2020? Watch it now.

Stanford researchers find 15 million children in high-mortality hotspots in Sub-Saharan Africa

October 2016

New spatial analysis shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial.

Stanford researchers find 15 million children in high-mortality hotspots in Sub-Saharan Africa

October 2016

Stanford researchers have determined that more than 15 million children are living in high-mortality hotspots across 28 Sub-Saharan African countries, where death rates remain stubbornly high...

Asia Health Policy Program hosts primary care conference in Beijing

October 2016

China’s recent initiatives to deepen health reform, control antimicrobial resistance, and strengthen primary health services are the topics of ongoing collaborative research by the Asia Health...

Bundling breast cancer payments contains costs and may improve chances of survival

October 2016

In a new study in JAMA Oncology, Wang and his co-authors show that a value-based bundled payment system is associated with cost containment and improvement in care, even improving chances for...

Massive ambulance service reduces neonatal and infant mortality in India

October 2016

Independent research by Stanford Health Policy scholars published in the October edition of the health policy journal, Health Affairs, indicates EMRI’s ambulance system has had a significant impact...

China Daily USA: China can help cure world says Stanford expert

September 2016

SCPKU Faculty Fellow and Stanford University Professor Randall Stafford believes that China is in a good position to help create new solutions to the world's health problems according to a story by...