Many countries had made progress against the marriages of girls in recent decades, but COVID-19’s economic havoc has caused significant backsliding.
It takes more than a village to reverse deforestation. For Sierra Leoneans, it's a matter of changing the mindset of the people—hopefully before more tragedy strikes.
What happens to a mother of five after she loses her husband in a deadly landslide in Sierra Leone that kills more than a thousand people?
Ebola is not over. Neither is its stigma.
A close call on a reporting trip to Sierra Leone, where the epidemic has ended but fear of the disease persists.
Some West Africans who have beat the deadly disease are now going blind—and doctors, unsure if treatment would unleash the virus back into the population, are powerless to help them.
Carl Gierstorfer recalls horrendous conditions at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, during early days of the Ebola outbreak.
The epidemic has waned, but the virus still threatens the lives of women and children in West Africa.
Survivors are suffering from serious complications, and they need help now.
Nurses, grave-diggers, and hospital staff worked tirelessly to stop the Ebola crisis in West Africa, but many frontline workers went uncompensated. Amy Maxmen's e-book tells their stories.
How scientists hope to tap Ebola survivors to eliminate the deadly disease threat once and for all.
Science journalist Amy Maxmen asks why so many frontline health workers in Sierra Leone have been underpaid during the ebola outbreak.
COVID-19 is leading to a rise in child marriages by families desperate for economic help in developing countries.
The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
What are grassroots organizations doing about Sierra Leone's environmental crisis? How do various environmental solutions impact the country?
Ebola survivors could be carrying live Ebola virus in their eyes. Many of them are going blind, but in fear of the epidemic's resurgence, hardly anyone is doing anything about it.
Forced to choose between corrupt government clinics and faith healers, Sierra Leone's pregnant women and their infants are dying in record numbers. One doctor may have the solution.
The current Ebola outbreak has been seen through the lens of terror and failure, but the untold stories of the epidemic hold heroism and hope.
Research during a disaster can seem frivolous when there aren’t enough resources to handle the immediate response. But in the Ebola outbreak it's become clear that data collection must happen now.
The wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone have been over for a decade but the psychological scars linger. To be mentally ill in these countries is to be condemned.
Grantee Amy Maxmen discusses the similarities and differences between science and journalism.
Amy Maxmen traveled to Sierra Leone during the peak of the Ebola outbreak. While reporting on health care workers she found an unexpected story.
Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and Mike Seamans traveled to Sierra Leone to document an ongoing crisis often overshadowed by Ebola: 39,000 infants and young children die every year of preventable causes.
The courage and bravery of Ebola survivors and others fighting the disease give Erika Check Hayden hope that the world's worst outbreak of the disease can be stopped.
Robin Hammond discusses the mental health issues facing former child soldiers. His work documents the treatment of mental health issues in various African countries, focusing specifically on Liberia.
Former Pulitzer Center staffer and grantee Emily Baumgaertner discusses how the United States can learn from Sierra Leone’s example fighting an infectious disease.
Journalist Amy Maxmen receives prestigious science-writing prizes for reporting on Ebola and other diseases
Pulitzer Center grantee wins second place for her reporting on Ebola in Sierra Leone. Her focus: impact on maternal health and the work of survivors to help their communities.
Journalists and public health experts join Liberian deputy minister of health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg to share stories of 'heroism and unimaginable loss' in West Africa.
Global aid agencies floundered for months before tackling the Ebola outbreak. Faster care could have improved survival rates and helped scientists find a cure for the virus.
Aid organizations and governments spend billions on public health aid in developing countries. Why do so many Ebola and TB clinics still lack basic resources?
Frontline health workers ignored and underpaid in $3.3 billion fight against Ebola.
Ebola is on the wane in West Africa but pregnant women and newborn children remain vulnerable to its effects.
With the most promising vaccines in the fight against Ebola still months away, what can be done now?
Last month D.C. students got a chance to talk with photojournalist Robin Hammond, who was just honored this week with two international photography awards.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Students explore the concept of peacebuilding, then use what they have learned to evaluate peacebuilding efforts in their community and suggest peacebuilding projects of their own.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students conduct an analysis of Amy Maxmen's Newsweek article, examine how she educates and engages the audience, and explore the differences between this type of writing and academic writing.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Students will learn about the state of health care in developing nations, and to draw conclusions about effective health care from their successes and failures.