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Scholarly Publications

Will Demographic Change Slow China's Rise?

June 2013

China's population of 1.34 billion is now 50 percent urban, over 13 percent above age 60, and with 118 boys born for every 100 girls.

Prevention of Chronic Noncommunicable Disease in Mongolia: A Facility-Based Qualitative Study

October 2012

Nutrition, physical activity, smoking, and alcohol consumption are major causes of morbidity and mortality related to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

The Quality of Life and Mortality risk of Elderly People in Rural China: The Role of Family Support

June 2012

The elderly share of China’s population is projected to grow well beyond the capacity of the nation’s social security system.

Other Publications

Testimony on China's healthcare sector

April 2014

Karen Eggleston provided testimony before the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission at the "Hearing on China’s Healthcare Sector, Drug Safety, and the U.S.-China Trade in Medical...

News

Mortality declines in rural China yet no clear link to universal health insurance

September 2017

Rural areas of China have made remarkable progress in reducing adult mortality within the past 15 years yet broadened health insurance was not a casual factor in that decline, according to a new...

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Three graduates with FSI ties earn Rhodes, Mitchell scholarships

November 2011

Two Stanford graduates with close ties to FSI’s centers have been named 2012 Rhodes Scholars. A third was selected as a Mitchell Scholar.

Events

Air Pollution and Short-Term Mortality in Beijing

June 6, 2014

Little empirical evidence exists on the health costs of air pollution in China, one of the most polluted countries in the world.

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

October 1, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia, Stanford University Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

Research Presentations (4 of 5) - Deshpande, Masuda, Shi

June 3, 2013

In this session of the Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows Research Presentations, the following will be presented:   Sanat Deshpande, "Best Practices in Pharmaceutical Supply...

Projects

New Steps for Tobacco Control In and Outside of China

In China during the last decade, citizens have rarely agitated against the ubiquity of cigarettes, at the same time that tobacco products have been responsible for killing more than a millionpeople...
English

Population Aging, Child Health and Control of Infectious Diseases

The Asia Health Policy Program works with other researchers at Stanford and several countries of the Asia-Pacific to analyze prominent issues in population aging, child health, and control of...
English

Multimedia

The Impact of Taiwan's National Health Insurance's 20-year Journey: How has the market responded and will respond?

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar, "The Impact of Taiwan's National Health Insurance's 20-year Journey: How has the market responded and will respond?" on April 19, 2016, with Karen Eggleston,  Jui-fen Rachel Lu and...

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.