Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine

FSI’s researchers assess health and medicine through the lenses of economics, nutrition and politics. They’re studying and influencing public health policies of local and national governments and the roles that corporations and nongovernmental organizations play in providing health care around the world. Scholars look at how governance affects citizens’ health, how children’s health care access affects the aging process and how to improve children’s health in Guatemala and rural China. They want to know what it will take for people to cook more safely and breathe more easily in developing countries.

FSI professors investigate how lifestyles affect health. What good does gardening do for older Americans? What are the benefits of eating organic food or growing genetically modified rice in China? They study cost-effectiveness by examining programs like those aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis in Russian prisons. Policies that impact obesity and undernutrition are examined; as are the public health implications of limiting salt in processed foods and the role of smoking among men who work in Chinese factories. FSI health research looks at sweeping domestic policies like the Affordable Care Act and the role of foreign aid in affecting the price of HIV drugs in Africa.

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Seeing is Learning: Through a Student's Eyes

September 2015

This video is in Chinese.

Water and agriculture in a changing Africa: What might be done?

May 2013

Effective water management is one key element of agricultural innovation and growth.

The Impact of Migration on the Sending Country: Evidence from the Philippines

May 2013

More than 215 million people—approximately 3% of the world’s population—now live outside their country of birth (United Nations, 2009).

China and Africa: Are there Lessons for Development?

April 2013

The lost decades for China in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s look remarkably like the lost decades of Africa in the 1980s and 1990s. Poor land rights, weak incentives, incomplete markets and inappropriate investment portfolios.

The United Nations and a World in Transition

January 2013

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented a free public talk at Stanford on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Linkages between food systems and human health in Africa

October 2012

Pinstrup-Andersen, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy and J.

Structural Change and the Future of Indian Agriculture

May 2012

Binswanger-Mkhize's talk will look at past and likely future agricultural growth and rural poverty reduction in the context of the overall economy of India, in which growth has accelerated sharply since the 1980s, but agriculture still has not...

Biofuels: The changing nature of agricultural demand

April 2012

Policies promoting ethanol and biodiesel production and use in the U.S., Europe, and other parts of the world since the mid-2000s have had profound—and largely unintended—consequences on global food prices, agricultural land values, land...

Redefining Security Along the Food/Health Nexus

November 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 between international security and universal...

Redefining Security Along the Food/Health Nexus

November 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 between international security and universal...

Redefining Security Along the Food/Health Nexus

November 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 between international security and universal...

Redefining Security Along the Food/Health Nexus

November 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 between international security and universal...

A Mechanism for Promoting Comparative Health Policy Research in the Asia-Pacific Region

October 2011

The Asia Pacific Observatory (APO) on Health Systems and Policies was established in June 2011. It is a collaborative partnership of interested governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society, and the research community.

The Middle East After the Arab Spring: Economics, Identity, Strategy

October 2011

BIOGRAPHY OF VALI NASR Vali Nasr is Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, Senior Advisor at Kissinger Associates, Senior Fellow at Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution, and a...

African Agricultural R&D and Productivity Growth in a Global Setting

October 2011

Trends in productivity and investments in technology. Survey of constraints to productivity, incentives and investment, and opportunities to raise productivity.

Managing Food Price Volatility: Approaches at the Global, National and Household Levels

May 2011

What does price instability have to do with food security? Price spikes hurt poor consumers, price collapses hurt farmers, and price risks reduce investment.

Assisting the Escape from Persistent Ultra-Poverty in Rural Africa

April 2011

Christopher Barrett reviews the evidence on persistent poverty with a focus on rural Africa.

The Good News from Africa: Success Stories and Their Implications

November 2010

John Prendergast, an author, teacher, and human rights activist who for 25 years has worked tirelessly for peace in Africa, has been selected to deliver the 2010 S.T. Lee Lecture.  Mr.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.

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

April 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 overall direction of the organization.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.