Pulitzer Center Update

This Week: The End of AIDS?

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NewsHour Still

Still from the July 11, 2016 PBS NewsHour broadcast.

The End of AIDS?
William Brangham, Jason Kane, and Jon Cohen

While Durban, South Africa, prepared for the 21st International AIDS Conference, PBS NewsHour launched a six-part series on “The End of AIDS?” Pulitzer Center grantees William Brangham, Jon Cohen and Jason Kane investigate successful efforts in San Francisco, New York state and Africa, from providing housing for the homeless who are HIV+ to significantly reducing mother-to-child transmission.

All this in stark contrast to the challenges faced by Atlanta, a city where “if current trends persist, half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes—half.”

To share with students see the End of AIDS lesson plan.

This reporting was made possible through the support of the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund and other donors.

Purifying the Goddess
George Black

The sewers of Varanasi and the tanneries of Kanpur have made the Ganges one of the 10 most polluted rivers in the world. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has plans for an ambitious cleanup, but corruption among local officials and contractors isn't helping.

In Post-Chavez Venezuela, Health Care Ails, Food Is Scarce, and Crime Is Everywhere
Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico

The healthcare system is in shambles, supermarket goods are rationed, the government is destabilized, and kidnapping is big business. Bruno Federico and Nadja Drost examine the economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

The Fight for Chinko

Elliott D. Woods
Elliott D. Woods reports on the daunting challenges of protecting Chinko, a nature reserve in a remote anarchic area of the Central African Republic, where one can still hear the call of the African wild dog, "flat and lonesome, almost like an owl.