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

April 14, 2014

Liberia: Building a Mental Health Infrastructure

Jim Burress

Years after the end of brutal, decades-long civil war, Liberia has little in terms of a mental health infrastructure. But the need is great, and progress is painstakingly slow

March 31, 2014

India's Hospital Crisis

Michael Edison Hayden, Sami Siva

Doctors have demanded fixes to India's public hospitals for years, but have been stifled by mismanagement.

March 24, 2014

South Africa: When the Drugs Don't Work

Meera Senthilingam

Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in South Africa. Drug resistance is now so strong that patients are sent home to die. However, new drugs are being made available through trials or NGOs.

November 25, 2013

Honduras: "Aqui Vivimos"

Dominic Bracco II, Jeremy Relph

"Honduras: Aqui Vivimos" ("Honduras: We Live Here") explores the social conditions—abject poverty, corruption, political disillusionment, and gang culture—that have made Honduras a violent country.

August 12, 2013

Roads Kill

Tom Hundley

From HIV/AIDS to malaria and tuberculosis, poor countries endure more than their share of health crises. Now they are stalked by a new nemesis on course to claim even more lives—highway fatalities.

TEDX: Chronic Pain, Shedding the Second Dark Age

When medicine emerged into the light of the Enlightenment, it allowed for the modern world as we know it. But for millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, it has not been enough.