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May 31st, 2012

New study exposes teenagers' easy access to cigarettes in China

Shorenstein APARC News

May 31 was the WHO World No Tobacco Day. The Pioneers for Health Consultancy Center, a China-based non-governmental organization with close collaborative ties to AHPP's Matthew Kohrman, recently conducted an extensive study of stores in Kunming, a city in the heart of China’s tobacco-growing region, that sell cigarettes to teenagers.




May 24th, 2012

New Stanford Asia Health Policy research fellows selected

Shorenstein APARC News

AHPP looks forward to welcoming its incoming 2012-13 research fellows from Mongolian Medical University, the University of Hawai'i, and Harvard. AHPP's new fellows specialize in research topics including cervical cancer prevention, migrant remittances, and the political economy of support for the elderly. Read more »



May 2nd, 2012

China provides universal health insurance at a fraction of the cost

Shorenstein APARC, CHP/PCOR, FSI Stanford, AHPP, SCP Q&A

Chinese officials are developing a social security network to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing demographic landscape. Karen Eggleston discusses the success of China’s health care reforms and the long road ahead. Read more »



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US Assisted Living Model To Be Tried In China
LUNA: Karen Eggleston is a health economist and director of the Asia Health Program at Stanford University. She says other Asian countries, like Japan and South Korea, have grappled with these issues. But this is new for China, so there is a burgeoning ...
Mention of Karen Eggleston in NPR on October 11, 2011

China Dependent On Tobacco In More Ways Than One
"The industry in China is run by the Tobacco Monopoly Administration, a central government administrative body created in the 1980s, also known as China Tobacco Corp.," says Stanford University's Matthew Kohrman, who has researched smoking in China for ...
Mention of Matthew Kohrman in NPR on February 18, 2011

Stanford researcher's online map pinpoints cigarette factories around the world
Stanford anthropologist Matthew Kohrman looks at a satellite view of a factory in Holland that makes 96 billion cigarettes a year.
Mention of Matthew Kohrman in Stanford University News on October 4, 2010