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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March 2015

年关将近,西安东南方167公里外的地级市商洛全境积雪尚未融化。2月11日,星期三, 33岁的李波、31岁的颜淑霞爬上略陡的雪坡路,来到丹凤县商镇黑沟河村。这一天,这两位在商镇计生服务站供职的计生干部要拜访这个国家级贫困县当中的8名0到3岁的幼儿。

财新专栏7&8: 填平数字鸿沟

March 2014

财新专栏7&8: 填平数字鸿沟

财新专栏6: 农村儿童的两个反差

March 2014

Caixin Column 6: 农村儿童的两个反差

财新专栏5: 如何根治中国最大流行病

January 2014

Caixin Column 5: 如何根治中国最大流行病

财新专栏4: 呼唤学前教育大改革

December 2013

Caixin Column 4: 呼唤学前教育大改革


December 2013

Caixin Report: Giving Rural Children Eyeglasses: 给农村孩子眼镜

财新专栏3: 没有幼儿园的童年

November 2013

Caixin Column 3: 没有幼儿园的童年