When Cambodia closed its brothels a successful government-run HIV prevention program collapsed, and a new health crisis emerged.
The vicious cycle that fueled Ebola's spread: Distrust leads to noncompliance leads to hardship leads to distrust.
The best way to prevent another Ebola nightmare from happening in Sierra Leone is simple and low-tech: Build trust.
Images by Jeneen Interlandi depict life in two Roma settlements in Hungary where residents live with what looks like deep rural poverty: no indoor plumbing, no reliable electricity, no reliable heat.
"If you want to develop the country, protect the women, educate them," says Dr. Jo Lusi, advocate of holistic medicine, orthopedic surgeon and founder of HEAL Africa, Goma's premier teaching hospital...
An 18-year-old mother in the Dominican Republic grapples with how and when to teach her daughter about sex.
Even after successful surgery, the stigma of disability and the stress of raising a child with special needs can corrode family ties and compound the effects of poverty.
While most adolescents interviewed for this project said they were not ready to become parents, one variable remains constant: their aspirations for their infants, unborn children and themselves.
Can a small NGO overcome a centuries-long culture gap to bring pregnant mothers, and the traditional healers those mothers trust, into a health clinic?
The death of María Isabel Pillco illustrates how far the country has to go in changing a culture of domestic abuse.
The world looked down on Sierra Leone's Ebola victims for fleeing medical treatment. But the reasons they fled were not only understandable—they're everywhere, including in the United States.
Women in sub-Saharan Africa have a one in 38 chance of dying as a result of complications from pregnancy or childbirth. Low-tech interventions are flipping the script in Kenya.
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)