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Pricing the Priceless: Measuring the Value of Healthy Aging

November 2019

The world population is aging faster than ever before and governments must confront the increasing burden of healthcare spending on their economies.

On China’s Dramatic Health Care System Improvements – and Its Tortuous Road Ahead

October 2019

Creating a high-quality universal health care system is an immense challenge anywhere, let alone in a country as large and diverse as China.

Stanford Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference Examines New Pathways for Aging Societies

July 2019

The world is “graying” at an unprecedented rate.

China’s National Health Reforms at 10

June 2019

In 2009, China launched comprehensive health system reforms to address challenges such as increasing rates of non-communicable diseases and population aging, problems with health financing and...

Confronting South Asia’s Diabetes Epidemic

May 2019

Type 2 diabetes has become a major public health problem in South Asia in recent decades.

Financing Longevity: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging World

May 2019

People today can generally expect to live longer and, in some parts of the world, healthier lives.

Q&A with Postdoctoral Fellow Sarita Panday

April 2019

Sarita Panday’s personal and professional journey from a childhood in a small village in Nepal to an academic career that has taken her across the globe to Australia, Europe, and now Stanford is a...

Video: Karen Eggleston on the Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance and Richard Zeckhauser’s Impact on Health Policy

December 2018

People who are acquainted with the work of Shorenstein APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) may be aware of the Innovation for Healthy Aging collaborative research project led by APARC Deputy...

Facing the Demographic Tidal Wave: Collaborative Solutions for an Aging World

October 2018

In Beijing’s bustling Chaoyang District stands a multi-story building known as the Gonghe Senior Apartments: a 400-bed nursing home for middle-income seniors who are disabled or suffer from...

Video: Karen Eggleston on China's Health System

October 2018

In this recent lecture at Cornell University’s Contemporary China Initiative, Karen Eggleston, Shorenstein APARC deputy director and the Asia Health Policy Program director, talks about China’s...

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...

Call for papers: Workshop on inequality and ageing

July 2017

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in conjunction with The Next World Program, is soliciting papers for a workshop, “Inequality & Aging,” held at...

Asia Health Policy Program holds trans-Asian conference on diabetes in Beijing

May 2017

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center hosted the Net Value in Diabetes Management Workshop in March to discuss progress on an international research...

Call for papers: Workshop on public hospital reform in China

February 2017

The Institute for Public Policy at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is soliciting papers for a workshop, “Reforming Public Hospitals in China: Emerging Models and Policy...

Asia Health Policy Program hosts primary care conference in Beijing

October 2016

China’s recent initiatives to deepen health reform, control antimicrobial resistance, and strengthen primary health services are the topics of ongoing collaborative research by the Asia Health...

Eggleston and colleagues find women facing adversity live longer than men

September 2016

A long line of research has shown that women live longer than men, yet according to Karen Eggleston, director of the Asia Health Policy Program, and four other Stanford health researchers,...

Call for papers: Conference on the economics of ageing

July 2016

The Asia Health Policy Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in collaboration with scholars from Stanford Health Policy's Center on Demography and Economics of Health and...

Xi'an summit explores China in transition

April 2016

More than fifty experts met in Xi’an, China, for an international academic conference on demographic change and social development last week.

Rethinking illegal drug policy in Thailand

March 2016

In a Q&A, Stanford postdoctoral fellow Darika Saingam explains why Thailand's battle against drugs continues and what is needed to introduce good policy that works to prevent illegal drug trade...

Health economists press for chronic disease as top agenda item

March 2016

Nearly 100 health economists from across the United States signed a pledge urging U.S. presidential candidates to make chronic disease a policy priority.

Myanmar: New government, better health?

March 2016

Myanmar’s historic election last year brought an end to more than 50 years of military rule, ushering in the National League for Democracy party led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

China’s one-child policy shift is a step forward in bigger population challenge

December 2015

China announced plans to discontinue its “one-child policy” in October, relaxing over three decades of controversial family planning policies and changing to a universal two-child policy.

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Radhika Jain Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-21
Wasin Laohavinij Visiting Scholar at APARC