Issue

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

February 03, 2016

Ebola Survivors

Seema Yasmin

As Liberia grapples to care for thousands of Ebola survivors, scientists strive to understand post-Ebola syndrome.

January 12, 2016

The Best Place to Die in India

Ankita Rao, Atish Patel

With an aging population and an ever-increasing burden of chronic disease, a grassroots social movement has revolutionized end-of-life care in the Indian state of Kerala.

November 11, 2015

India's Entrepreneurial Answer to Healthcare

Esha Chhabra

A weak public health system has given rise to market-based approaches in India. A new breed of young tech-savvy entrepreneurs are building businesses to help more Indians have access to healthcare.

November 11, 2015

HIV in the Philippines: State of Emergency

Ana P. Santos, Veejay Villafranca

While most countries around the world have managed to control the rate of HIV infections, the Philippines is starting to feel the impact of a rising epidemic.

October 21, 2015

Healthcare for the Underserved in Andhra Pradesh

Priya Ramchandra

How is India's healthcare system changing to provide care for the underserved? What can be done to alleviate the financial burden of those who need expensive life-saving procedures?

E-book: 'Toxic Planet: The Global Health Crisis'

The Pulitzer Center launches its newest e-book: "Toxic Planet: The Global Health Crisis"—a searing look at pollution, an issue that affects us all. Now available on iTunes, Atavist, and Kindle.

Finding Therapy in Jordan

With only 60 to 100 psychiatrists in Jordan, there's little help for Syrian refugees. Local organizations and refugees are leading the work to ensure that refugees get the therapy that they need.

Can a Dating App Erase HIV Stigma?

The July 2016 PBS NewsHour series “Ending AIDS” documents challenges of providing HIV testing to at-risk populations. A new study suggests that the gay dating app Grindr could help.