A kidney disease of unknown origin is sickening many men in Sri Lanka. Stanford researcher Shuchi Anand is working to understand it and to improve care.
This Stars of Stanford Medicine feature profiles Raga Ayyagari, who is finishing a master's degree in epidemiology and clinical research and plans to pursue a career in global public health.
Stanford researchers pinpointed boarding schools in rural regions of China's Sichuan province as key spots for intervention against a potentially-fatal tapeworm infection.
An app-based health training and triaging program spearheaded by Stanford's Ayesha Khan is now in use in India, and has led to the creation of village-based health workers.
Results from the Millennium Villages Project, an experimental effort to tackle poverty in Africa, are mixed, researchers say.
Stanford Medicine doctors have partnered with colleagues in Nigeria to improve cancer care with the goal of reducing inequities.
In the shadow of recent reports of chemical attacks in Syria, coordinators of Stanford's fledgling refugee project are working to help people in war-torn countries who are displaced and homeless.
Thousands of women in the East African country of Uganda suffer from rheumatic heart disease. Although pregnancy can lead to severe complications, a new study shows that many women are putting their health at risk in order to have children.
Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet medical journal, outlined his vision of planetary health in a talk at Stanford.
Tuberculosis is a major public health problem worldwide, yet most people lack access to quick, reliable testing. Now, chemists have found a solution.
Stanford surgeon Sherry Wren comments on the challenges of global surgery and gender differences in surgical care worldwide.
Improvements in water, sanitation and handwashing infrastructure improved health of malnourished children, but not growth after two years, study finds.
Stanford research suggests a new way to significantly curtail cases of schistosomiasis, one of the most common afflictions in the developing world.