Topic List : Global Health
Early-career awards fast track studies on poverty and health
Juggling her duties as a clinician and an instructor in family medicine, Rita Hamad is closer than ever to her goal of a research career, with the help of an early-career program and pilot grants.
Filtered sunlight a safe, low-tech treatment for newborn jaundice
Safe sunlight exposure under canopies that remove harmful rays is a low-cost, effective way to give phototherapy to jaundiced infants in impoverished settings, according to a new study.
Large-scale treatment of parasitic-worm disease cost-effective, Stanford-led study shows
Researchers are urging WHO to recommend broader and more frequent treatment of parasitic-worm diseases, which affect 1.5 billion people worldwide.
Scientists say e-cigarettes could have health impacts in developing world
Two researchers are urging greater regulatory oversight of e-cigarettes in poorer countries, where sales of the devices are growing.
5 Questions: Thomas Weiser on improving access to surgical care worldwide
Thomas Weiser is part of an international group of scientific experts bringing attention to the extreme disparities in access to essential surgical care worldwide and calling for change.
Physician in Nepal reports on post-quake conditions
Others from the Stanford Emergency Medicine Program for Emergency Response may join Paul Auerbach soon in the earthquake-ravaged country.
Stanford-led study finds few mutations involved in transmission of drug-resistant HIV
A multicenter study has found that a small group of mutations accounted for a majority of the cases of transmission-related resistance to HIV drugs used to treat infections in developing countries…
Interactive map aims to improve cancer care in developing nations
With cancer on the rise in the developing world, a Stanford oncologist and her colleagues have unveiled an interactive map designed to connect international experts in cancer care and research.
Conversations in Global Health to feature Gavin Yamey on March 4
A leading practitioner, researcher and former journalist, Gavin Yamey will speak with Paul Costello, the medical school's chief communications officer, on timely and pressing issues in global health.
Seed grants aim to jump-start Ebola research
Four teams have been awarded seed grants to develop new treatments and diagnostics, and to map social and ecologic factors of the epidemic to help prevent future outbreaks.