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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

China's Problem-plagued Health Aid in Africa

China's emergence as a new global power has brought pressure to give back as it takes from Africa. Fake drugs and corruption on both sides have thrown a wrench in those plans.

Life in Tanzania's Malaria Zone

The shores of Lake Victoria, which borders Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, are picturesque, poor and filled with unexpected moments of joy. Still, there's no escape from the fight against malaria.

Public vs. Private Hospitals in India

India's junior doctors are a volatile group. When the idealism they gained in med school collides with the cruel facts of working in neglected public hospitals, combustion occurs. This is their story.