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Pulitzer Center Update July 26, 2021

Webinar for Health Systems in Collapse: Understanding An HIV Outbreak in Pakistan With Helen Ouyang


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In February of 2019, in Ratodero, an impoverished city in Pakistan, a doctor diagnosed a 16-month...

On July 20, 2021, Ann Peters, the Pulitzer Center's university and community outreach director, joined grantee Helen Ouyang for a virtual conversation about HIV in Pakistan. As an emergency physician and a writer who has worked in public health and humanitarian assistance in more than 15 countries, Ouyang brings a unique perspective to her Pulitzer Center-supported project HIV Outbreak in Pakistan.

Her project examines how a devastating HIV outbreak among children in Ratodero resulted from government neglect of health care. In a story for The New York Times Magazine, Ouyang outlines the details of the outbreak and the barriers to treatment that threaten the lives of those in the city.


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