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Global Health: Systems and Safety

Pulitzer Center grantees examine the quality and efficiency of healthcare infrastructure throughout the world, focusing on the need to provide affordable care, prevent future catastrophic outbreaks such as Ebola, rethink business models, and improve healthcare delivery through new diagnostic tools or mobile technology.

Special attention is paid to the healthcare systems in low-income countries where clinics in rural areas are few and far between, healthcare providers scarce, surgical treatment centers often non-existent—and where children under the age of five are 16 times more likely to die than those in high-income countries.

Our journalists also cover safety issues and injury-related deaths, including those caused by firearms, drowning, or car accidents. Our Roads Kill project features an interactive map with reports on road fatalities from around the world—an often neglected, yet preventable, global health crisis, in a world where every year an estimated 1.2 million people are killed in road traffic crashes.

Global Health: Systems and Safety

July 14, 2013

Death Stalks Colombia's Unions

Stephen Franklin

As Colombia struggles to free itself from a vortex of violence, union members, human rights activists and others still feel threatened by criminal elements––and their own government.

May 09, 2013

Gun Violence in Chicago: A Global Problem

Rieke Havertz, Carlos Javier Ortiz

As the discussion about tougher gun laws gains momentum in the U.S. after mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut, Chicago is trapped in a daily cycle of gun violence.

April 02, 2013

Chicago and Guatemala: Too Young to Die

Carlos Javier Ortiz

“Too Young to Die” is a long-term exploration of the tragedy gun violence exacts on Chicago’s streets. Although over 100 children and young people died in 2012, their deaths are often overshadowed.

March 19, 2013

India: Polio-Free and Looking Ahead at mHealth

Esha Chhabra

During two days in February, 170 million children will be vaccinated for polio in India. And in the last two years, none of them have seen polio. India moves on from polio and forays into mHealth.

TEDX: Chronic Pain, Shedding the Second Dark Age

When medicine emerged into the light of the Enlightenment, it allowed for the modern world as we know it. But for millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, it has not been enough.

World Tuberculosis Day

Targeting care to poor and developing communities reduces stigma and deters development of drug-resistant strains of TB. Can a new diagnostic test be the turning point in the fight against TB?

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