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International News from Stanford University - 2016

News Item International drinking guidelines lack consistency, Stanford researchers find

Figuring out how much alcohol is safe to drink can be confusing even if you’re not already a bit tipsy. Not only do you need to know the percent alcohol in your beverage of choice, you also need to be savvy about how much is considered to be a “standard drink.” Then you need to keep track of how many drinks you imbibe each day or week.

News Item Collaboration in Zimbabwe for anesthesiologist training and education

Many Stanford faculty who have conducted research in low-resourced environments point out lack of reciprocity as one of their biggest challenges. They often find it challenging to invite their collaborator from developing countries due to economic disparity. Among its eleven recipients, the Office of International’s seed grant enabled ten Stanford faculty members across disciplines to invite their collaborators from low and middle-income countries in 2014 and 2015.

News Item Enabling entrepreneurs to alleviate India’s energy poverty

An estimated 360 million to 460 million people in India have little or no access to electricity. That’s roughly a third of the people in one of the world’s most populous countries, and more than the United States and Canada’s populations combined. In terms of these raw numbers, India suffers from the most extreme energy poverty in the world.

News Item “I feel lighter”: A look at domestic violence in Bangladesh

Nabeela waited for her contraceptive injection with the slack of her sari pulled low over her forehead. The pharmacist, her long braid neatly oiled, dove a needle into the muscle of her patient’s left arm with easy grace. In the waiting room, Nabeela’s fourth child, almost ten months old, bounced on her sister’s lap. The space barely accommodated the women who lined up each morning, leaving daily chores in the hands of their daughters, most of whom had been pulled out of school for just this purpose.