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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

Left Behind: Mothers in Chicago

It takes a split second to pull the trigger of a gun. But the families left behind have to deal with the loss of a loved one — and sometimes the question of guilt for a lifetime.

Bad Medicine

How China's great malaria breakthrough is drowning in a sea of fakes.

Gun Violence: Heckler & Koch in the USA

The 506 homicides that occurred in Chicago in 2012 might be considered a local problem, but it is a global business. One of its key players: the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch.

A Booming Business: Gun Shops in the U.S.

At numerous local gun shops on the outskirts of Chicago, the industry meets the consumer. Every wish is fulfilled – from pistol to rifle. And no one seems to care if the weapons end up on the streets.