Producing more efficient cookstoves has proved lucrative business for some, like Ken Chilewe.
The illegal charcoal business is driving deforestation—but also providing a source of income to thousands of Malawians in poverty.
Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe is one of the few clinics in the country that has a dedicated burns ward.
Household air pollution causes over 13,000 deaths a year in Malawi—but it still can’t get on the country’s health agenda.
To collect firewood, Malawian women are traveling farther from home by the day as deforestation escalates – and this makes things harder at home, too
Exposure to smoke produced by burning biomass fuels for cooking is "a leading environmental risk factor for death and disability in the world," according to the WHO.
Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams visited the burn center at largest hospital in Malawi.
In Malawi, women smoke themselves to death—yet only 0.4 percent of women in the country puff cigarettes. Cooking smoke poses a serious public health threat to the country’s female population.
The smoke of cooking fires makes Malawi’s women and children sick, but not everyone can afford an improved cook stove.
Day in and day out, Malawian women are at risk cooking on open fires and polluting stoves.
Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
Framing the challenge of wood fuels in Malawi—a Polaroid series.
Globally, cooking smoke causes over 4 million deaths per year. Can improved cookstoves save lives, the environment and is the promise of ‘clean cooking’ fulfilled in Malawi?
Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?
As the world sprints to end AIDS, adolescents and young people suffer from HIV in the shadows with girls and young women bearing the brunt in Malawi.
While the debate over health user fees has been raging in international development circles for decades, in Malawi the issue has a longer history, combustible politics, and intense personal relevance.
In Malawi, people are using a deceptively simple strategy to alleviate poverty: giving poor people money and letting them decide how to spend it.
Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams reported from Malawi on the perils of cooking smoke and show how "unclean" cooking is causing a global health crisis with huge environmental consquences.
Rachel is a Brooklyn-based freelance science journalist who is writing a book about the illegal wildlife trade. She traveled to Malawi and South Africa to report on the war on poaching.
Journalists Eleanor Bell and Will Fitzgibbon discuss the process behind "Fatal Extraction," the ICIJ investigation about Australian mining companies in Africa.
The Pulitzer Center and Thomson Reuters Foundation invite journalists from Southern African countries to apply for the 2018 Reporting Property Rights workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, from July 31-August 3, 2018.
This week, Nathalie Bertrams' work from her project on cookstoves in Malawi will be featured on the Pulitzer Center Instagram account.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
Reporters in one of the largest ever journalistic collaborations in Africa spent months unearthing court records and hushed-up government audits to tell human stories of mining's impacts in Africa.
“She went back to her village and decided to live as if nothing had happened. Four years later, she was married. She said her husband didn't know anything about her past."
Two Penn students named 2013 Pulitzer Center International Student Reporting Fellows.
Nearly two dozen Campus Consortium student fellows undertake reporting around the globe in 2013.
Students learn about health problems associated with solid fuel cooking, alternative cooking methods that would reduce the incidence of these problems, and the difficulties of implementing changes.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Fatal Extraction examines the impact of Australian mining companies on African communities. Through exploration and discussion, students will learn about the concept of corporate responsibility.
Students learn about the impact of mining companies on African communities. Accusations of violence and poor safety regulations are explored using photographs, videos, court documents, and...
Uses resources from Fatal Extraction to support understanding around interdependent global forces, social vs individual needs, legacies of discrimination and environmental impact of human activity.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Students will come to their own informed conclusion as to whether cash payments to those living in poverty is helpful or simply a hand out.