Global Health

  • Reducing tapeworm infection in kids

    Tapeworm infection from eating contaminated pork can damage the brain, causing learning impairments and possibly enforcing cycles of poverty. A Stanford study is the first to look at infection rates within schools and propose solutions targeting children.

  • Improving cancer care in Nigeria

    Stanford physicians are engaged in an ongoing and wide-ranging collaboration with the country’s ministry of health and doctors at major university-affiliated hospitals to improve several areas of cancer care.

  • Seed grants go to nine global health projects

    The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health has awarded seed grants to investigators who are applying innovative approaches to address health challenges in resource-poor settings.

  • Better sanitation improves health

    A Stanford-led study found that improving water, sanitation and hygiene in poor regions of Bangladesh helped overall health but, contrary to expectations, did not improve children’s growth.

  • Project to address Syrian refugee crisis

    The Stanford Refugee Research Project aims to create a campuswide collaborative of organizations and individuals committed to relief efforts for the refugees.

  • Drug blocks several mosquito-borne viruses

    A new Stanford study details how to shut off proteins in mammalian cells to keep viruses such as Zika, dengue and West Nile from replicating in them.

  • Using cellphones to track mosquitoes

    A simple recording of a mosquito’s buzz on a cellphone could contribute to a global-scale mosquito tracking map of unprecedented detail.

  • Empowering women to lead global health

    More than 400 people from around the world gathered at Stanford to discuss the dearth of women in global-health leadership positions and to begin a movement to fill the gap.

  • Center on global poverty, development launched

    The Center on Global Poverty and Development will join students and faculty from across the university and connect them with policymakers and business leaders committed to fighting poverty.

  • Climate change making us sick, book says

    Co-authored by Stanford wilderness medicine expert Paul Auerbach, Enviromedics describes the frightening effects of climate change on health.

  • Zeroing in on brick kilns

    Brick kilns are ubiquitous in South Asia, as is the pollution they produce. A Stanford team is now combining satellite data and political persuasion to track kilns and incentivize kiln owners to use cleaner technologies.

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