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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

Britain's Foreign Aid: Follow the Money

The trend-setting British aid agency DfID is establishing requirements that recipients of aid funding disclose how they are actually spending the money. Transparency like this could be a game-changer.

Kenya: A Conversation with John Githongo

Nobody in Kenya knows the consequences of corruption better than John Githongo, who talks to Sam Loewenberg about the cruel intersection of politics, natural resources, and foreign aid.

Brazil: Mapping People in the Amazon

For conservation efforts in the Amazon to be successful, the people of the forests must be included. Mapping these people and their resources is the first step to doing this.