Children's health

Scholarly Publications

Health Seeking Behavior among Rural Left-Behind Children: Evidence from Shaanxi and Gansu Provinces in China

April 2018

Abstract: More than 60 million children in rural China are “left-behind”—both parents live and work far from their rural homes and leave their children behind.

Passive Parenting and its Association with Early Child Development

November 2017

This study aims to investigate the developmental status of rural Chinese children, the extent of interactive parenting they receive, and the relation between the two.

陕西省南部贫困农村婴幼儿养育行为现状及其风险因素分析

July 2017

Objective To investigate the situation of parenting behavior and related risk factors in infants aged 18~30 months from rural areas of southern Shaanxi Province. Methods A total of 1,243 infants...

News

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...

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.

Old Events

Evidence on the Benefits of Primary Care: Implications for Asia

October 22, 2009

As part of health reforms announced in April 2009, China plans to expand and strengthen primary care (i.e., provision of first contact, person-focused, ongoing care over time, and coordinating care...

Multimedia

Impact of China’s ‘Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs’ on Patients, County Hospital Revenue and Government Subsidy Levels

August 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Impact of China’s ‘Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs’ on Patients, County Hospital Revenue and Government Subsidy Levels" on April 5, 2016, with Yanfang Su.China implemented a...

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.

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Diabetes and Pre-diabetes among Adults in Vietnam

August 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Prevalence and Risk Factors of Diabetes and Pre-diabetes among Adults in Vietnam" on Feb.