September 15, 2014 /
Tom Hundley, Samuel Loewenberg
In Uganda, only 30 percent of the population has access to improved sanitation. It will take innovative solutions to help a country harmed by its own waste.
September 12, 2014 / Untold Stories
Samuel Loewenberg
Uganda suffers from a sanitation crisis, as many villagers nor the urban poor have access to toilets. An estimated 75% of the country's disease burden is linked to poor sanitation and hygiene.
September 10, 2014 / The Economist
Samuel Loewenberg
Getting water to poor communities may sound straightforward: dig a well, put in a pump and hand out water filters. But as many NGOs and aid agencies have found, it is a lot more complicated than that...
September 8, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jessica Edmond
In Ghana the ideal skin complexion represented in the media is of fair skin tones. How far will women go to lighten their skin?
September 5, 2014 / The New York Review of Books
Katherine Doyle
A million Chinese migrants, and billions of dollars in trade and investment, are reshaping Africa. Ian Johnson reviews Howard French's new book and the Pulitzer Center e-book by Jacob Kushner.
September 4, 2014 / Untold Stories
Sascha Garrey
With cancer on the rise in Uganda, the country's only radiotherapy machine and the doctor who manages it face the daunting challenge of delivering timely treatment to patients.
September 4, 2014 / Untold Stories
Ty McCormick
Facing war and possible famine, thousands would rather live underwater in filthy refugee camps than risk death by returning to their homes.
September 3, 2014 / MinnPost.com
Sharon Schmickle
Collaborating with local journalists in Tanzania sheds new light on critical topics.
September 3, 2014
Jon Sawyer, Dan McCarey, Zach Child, Amelia Warshaw
In the fight against AIDS marginalized communities are still being left behind. Business as usual will not end the epidemic.
September 2, 2014 / Untold Stories
Sascha Garrey
HIV-positive women face markedly higher risks of cervical cancers but at Uganda health clinics persuading women to take the screening test remains a challenge.
Image by Sascha Garrey. Uganda, 2014.
September 2, 2014
Sascha Garrey
In the U.S., the HPV vaccine and regular pap smears have almost stopped the pervasiveness of cervical cancer in its tracks. In Uganda, however, cervical cancer is the most fatal cancer for women.
September 2, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jessica Edmond
These portraits were chosen to illustrate the diverse beauty of young Ghanaian girls. They respond to questions about perceptions of beauty and the media promotion of skin-bleaching products.
September 2, 2014
Jessica Edmond
Jessica Edmond, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, examines the effects of media that promote skin bleaching among women and children in Ghana.

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