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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

Pinball Traffic in Bogotá

In Bogotá the reckless taxi drivers go so fast that passengers find themselves longing for a nice slow traffic jam—yet Colombia's record on road safety is better than many.

Mali: I Hadn't Been Expecting Sheep

I got used to watching Bamako's scooters carry strange things as they weave through the city's dusty streets. What I hadn't seen, until Thursday, was a scooter with an upside-down sheep.