Pulitzer Center grantees Martin Enserink and Brian Cassey were honored with the 2019 American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Communications Award for their story, "A Second Chance." The article was published as part of their Pulitzer Center-supported project, "Oriol Mitjà Plans End to Yaws Disease."
Enserink and Cassey traveled to Papua New Guinea in 2018 to report on yaws disease, a chronic infection that affects skin, bone, and cartilage. Enserink wrote the article for Science Magazine, with accompanying photographs by Cassey. The story features Oriol Mitjà, a physician-scientist from Spain who is on a mission to eradicate yaws. Freelance journalist Luca Tancredi Barone contributed reporting, and Science news editor Tim Appenzeller edited the award-winning story.
Enserink is a science journalist and international news editor at Science. Cassey is a photojournalist based in Australia.
The ASTMH presents an annual Communications Award to a work of writing that "recognizes excellence in tropical medicine storytelling through the written word," according to the ASTMH website. For a list of previous winners, vist the ASTMH website.