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Health

In Health, Pulitzer Center grantees delve into some of the world’s most pressing health issues and challenges. Featuring a wide range of topics from chronic illnesses to outbreaks and epidemics to reproductive health and public health systems, our reporting looks at the breadth of health issues found across the globe.

We also look at the global footprint of cancer, which kills more people than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. We examine the disproportionate burden placed on poorer countries, as well as the medical and business innovations that allow for treatment once thought too costly or too difficult to deliver.

Other projects look at mental health, including the trauma caused by conflicts like the wars in Syria and Yemen, the effects of pollution on communities, and safety and injury-related deaths, such as in our ongoing Roads Kill project.

By telling the stories of patients, caregivers, and scientists, our reporters are drawing outbreak comparisons and providing lessons for prevention. They are also taking on the challenge of communicating technical information to the lay ear, and ultimately filling the gap between the scientific and public understanding of health crises.

Health

AP Road Trip: In Mississippi, Black Voters Face Many Hurdles

The opposition to Black voters in Mississippi has changed since the 1960s, but it hasn’t ended. On the eve of the most divisive presidential election in decades, voters face obstacles such as state-mandated ID laws that mostly affect poor and minority communities and the disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of formerly incarcerated people.

Making Online Education Accessible to All in Nigeria

The transition to remote learning in Nigeria has raised calls for the restructuring of the country’s education system, as ed-tech companies and NGOs stepped in to help fill gaps in the sector.

How Germany Reopened Its Schools During a Pandemic

How did Germany reopen schools compared to the United States, and with cases ticking back up in Germany, will its early success and the United States’ troubled restart hold through the fall?

Inside America's Medical Supply Crisis

The Pulitzer Center is providing curricular resources for a unique collaborative investigation into the world's medical supply chains in the COVID era.

Looking for America

The AP takes a road trip across the United States to talk to Americans as a nation disrupted grapples with COVID-19, an economic meltdown, protests for racial justice, and a turbulent election.

The COVID-19 Writers Project (C19WP)

What is the virus crisis telling us about who we are as a society? The COVID-19 Writers Project will capture first-person narratives from the virus’s hotspot—New York City.

Meet the Journalists: Rich Lord, Michael Santiago, and Stacy Innerst

Journalists Rich Lord, Michael M. Santiago, and Stacy Innerst speak about their year-long exploration of child poverty—one that takes them to Scotland, where the national government, local leaders, and the health system work to ensure that by 2030, no more than 5 percent of kids will live in poverty.

Meet the Journalist: Amy Maxmen

The Democratic Republic of the Congo experienced the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. Journalist Amy Maxmen and photographer John Wessels report on challenges in the response.

Meet the Journalist: Leslie Tai

A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies.

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