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Public Health

Our health is inextricably linked to the environment.

The Stanford Woods Institute brings world-class experts in medicine, environmental health and other disciplines together to solve complex challenges in low- and middle-income countries, primarily in Asia and Africa. The institute’s Water, Health & Development program identifies ways to improve and increase the sustainability of water supply and sanitation service delivery, while also enhancing capacity for sustainable water and wastewater management in developing countries. The newly formed Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment works with experts in public health, ecology, engineering, computer science, medicine and the social sciences to find sustainable environmental interventions for a range of diseases.