At the age of 19, Luleka Che was diagnosed with HIV. She didn’t know much about the virus until she became aware of its effects to her body. The Raphael Centre in Grahamstown, South Africa, provided “Lulu” with the help and counseling she needed in order to survive. What is more impressive than her will to be healthy is her will to teach. With the help of the center, Lulu opened a daycare for small children—many with HIV.

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Nearly 20 years since the end of apartheid, discrimination in South Africa has a new form. Healthcare inequality has taken the place of forced segregation in rural and urban townships.

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June 25, 2014 /
Amelia Warshaw, Ameto Akpe
Pulitzer Center staff and journalists participate in 2014 International AIDS Conference July 20-25 in Australia. The focus will be on vulnerable populations that suffer disproportionately.
March 15, 2013 /
Tom Hundley
Senior editor Tom Hundley highlights the high caliber, award-winning journalism produced by our student reporting fellows.