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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

Trauma Among Syrian Refugees

While Syrians find refuge and aid in Jordan, little has been done to address the mental trauma they have faced—until now.

A High-Impact Health Solution in Nigeria

Here’s how one Nigerian state tackled the deadly bacterial infections that kill hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide each year—and why such a seemingly simple solution is so tough to pull off.

Iceland: Ethical Challenges of Genetic Testing

Genetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.

India: Health and the Healing Arts

Indian health education practices get a face-lift from Gujarat-based non-governmental and activist organizations tapping into the power of personalized education efforts in slum communities.

Data in a Crisis

In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.

Death on Demand: Has Euthanasia Gone Too Far?

Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in the world’s euthanasia capital are starting to worry about the consequences.