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.


Boy in Blue

"Boy in Blue" is the first in a series of visual poems chronicling challenges faced by Haitians infected, and affected, by HIV/AIDS in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Malia Jean

Women are increasingly bearing the burdens of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Haiti; one HIV-positive woman shares her story of ministry, love, illness and how the earthquake affected has her work.


Caught between questioning current realities and dreaming of a better future, a 17-year-old boy shares his coming-of-age story living with HIV and poverty in Haiti.

Mrs. M

A narrative of family, faith and fortitude in the face of HIV and poverty in Haiti.

More Than Survivors

Despite the strong stigma associated with HIV/AIDS in Haiti, three courageous individuals share stories of persistence and faith about those living and working with the disease.