Volunteers from the Community Health Initiative are seen here in action during their week-long clinics in rural Haiti, where they meet with hundreds of villagers.
Take a look at Des Moines Register photojournalist Mary Chind's images for a glimpse of life in rural Haiti.
Young Haitian community health workers, hired by the Iowa group, monitor public health in villages year round.
Most Americans are unaware of Haiti's story, which began with a slave revolt and has included up-and-down relations with its giant neighbor, the United States.
Iowa doctors sense that Haitian women are willing to talk about birth control, even if many hesitate to use specific forms of it. The doctors offer it while being careful not to push too hard.
Even if you've read about Haiti, it's startling to see the stark poverty that exists just 90 minutes away from Miami.
A reporter is struck by the openness and graciousness shown by people living in some of the world's toughest situations.
John Gabin and his girlfriend, Guerda Pierre, agreed to adopt a starving 4-year-old. They already had four adults and three kids living in their one-room house, and Pierre was pregnant.
Iowa doctor sees too many well-meaning Americans offer aid that fails to last.
Countless public and private aid agencies have spent billions of dollars trying to help Haiti, but experts say little of that aid has helped the country stand on its own.
When a woman with advanced cancer arrived at their clinic, Iowa doctors and nurses could only offer pain pills and prayers.
An Iowa-based medical team chips away at Haiti's public-health problems, even as the world's attention shifts elsewhere.
Pulitzer Center journalist Paul Franz talks about post--disaster education in Haiti as part of the Clinton Global Initiative's 'Building Resilient Societies' panel.
The Poetry Foundation featured writer and poet Kwame Dawes' interview on PBS NewsHour.
Dawes has traveled to Haiti several times over the past year to report on people's experiences after the earthquake through poetry and prose.
The upcoming Presidential election in Haiti will determine the future course of reconstruction, raising concerns over the effects of the recent cholera outbreak, Hurricane Tomas and continuing internal displacement on the electoral process.
When high school seniors from the School Without Walls in Washington, DC were asked what they've heard lately about Haiti by visiting Pulitzer Center journalists, they responded, "not much." Almost 10 months after the earthquake, media attention on Haiti has faded. The country's struggles have not.
Ghanaian-Jamaican writer and poet Kwame Dawes is the author of over a dozen collections of verse, including the critically-acclaimed "Wisteria: Poems From the Swamp Country." He has worked on the Emmy Award-winning Pulitzer Center reporting project Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica and is currently working on Resilience in a Ravaged Nation: Haiti, After the Earthquake.
In this interview, Dawes discusses his work in Jamaica and Haiti and his use of poetry in journalism projects.
Senators introduce Child Protection Compact Act, a bill providing the State Department with additional tools to combat child trafficking, exploitation and enslavement.
By Baptist Press Staff
A Baptist Press article describing prison conditions in Haiti highlights Pulitzer Center reporting on Haiti's National Penitentiary by Antigone Barton and Steve Sapienza:
The men, by contrast, are imprisoned in Haiti's notorious National Penitentiary, a facility located just a few blocks from the country's National Palace in central Port-au-Prince that was known for squalid conditions before it was largely destroyed by the Jan. 12 quake.
Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center
On Monday evening, Pulitzer Center-sponsored journalists showed their short documentaries at the Human Rights Film Festival at Georgetown Law Center. Afterward, the journalists discussed their work and took questions from the audience.
Carmen Russell, who worked on a report about Haiti's slave children, also known as Restaveks, said the following in reference to his film:
Tonight, ABC's 20/20 will air the Pulitzer Center supported reporting project by journalists Dane Liu and Carmen Russell on child slavery in Haiti.
Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center
The worst earthquake to strike Haiti in 200 years rattled the country yesterday, leaving the infrastructure in shambles and thousands dead. The quake hit just as many believed Haiti was achieving some semblance of stability; relative political repose under President René Préval and heavy United Nations presence enabled economic growth and promised increased foreign investments.
Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Maloney and Kira Kay recently reported on these hopeful developments. In their project on fragile states, they write:
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting projects received an Honorable Mention and two Notable Entries in the annual Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.
The Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism spotlight news and information providers who offer more than multimedia journalism. The awards honor novel efforts that seize and create opportunities to involve citizens in public issues and supply entry points that invite their participation or spark their imagination.