Global Health

  • Researchers found that surgical masks impede the spread of COVID-19 and that just a few, low-cost interventions increase mask-wearing compliance.

  • Stanford physicians care for Olympians

    Sports medicine physicians Steve Isono and Michael Fredericson are spending a month in Tokyo, where they’re fixing breaks, sprains and scrapes.

  • Paul Auerbach dies at 70

    Paul Auerbach, a professor emeritus of emergency medicine at Stanford, led a life of inspiration, adventure and compassion, according to his colleagues.

  • U.S. aid program reduces stunting in Africa

    Stanford researchers found that the federal program, which addresses global hunger and food security, led to a nearly 4 percentage point decrease in stunting in children younger than 5 in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • U.S. reputation better after AIDS, malaria programs

    Stanford researchers find favorability ratings of the United States increased in proportion to health aid, particularly after the implementation of AIDS relief and anti-malaria programs.

  • Democracy does wonders for health

    The role of democracy in public health leads to dramatic decreases in deaths from noncommunicable diseases, HIV, cardiovascular disease and transportation injuries, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford and several other institutions.

  • Stanford Medicine focuses on global health

    Stanford researchers, physicians and medical educators have built partnerships around the globe to try to solve some of the most vexing health problems.

  • Farming linked to gut microbiome changes

    Researchers at Stanford and several other institutions have linked the gut ecosystems of four Himalayan groups to the extent of each group’s departure from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle.

  • First ENT clinic for children opens in Zimbabwe

    Stanford’s Peter Koltai is participating in an effort to advance much-needed ENT care for children in Zimbabwe.

  • Decision scientist seeks hepatitis B solutions

    Mehlika Toy merged her interests in infectious diseases and mathematics to forge a career in decision science. She builds models to estimate the impact of clinical interventions to inform health policy.

  • Toll of armed conflict in Africa

    A Stanford-led analysis of the indirect impact of armed conflict in Africa shows that as many as 3.5 million infants born within 30 miles of combat were killed over two decades.

  • Toward a malaria vaccine for pregnant women

    Prasanna Jagannathan said the $100,000 prize will allow his lab team to ramp up their research in Uganda.

Related Websites