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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

Between Borders

From a doctor stranded in Ciudad Juárez to a shelter closed after an outbreak, COVID-19 is hitting hard along the Texas-Mexico border.

Freelancer Tips on COVID-19 Reporting

In April 2020, the Pulitzer Center sent a survey to our grantees, and over 500 freelancers responded—detailing the pressures they are facing and their feelings on managing safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How COVID-19 Hit Puerto Rican New Yorkers Hard in the Bronx and Beyond

An investigation by Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism found the areas with the highest number of COVID-19 infections and deaths coincide with the counties with the highest proportion of Puerto Ricans in the United States.

The Invisible face of AIDS, American University, 10/2/08

American University will be holding a program titled "The Invisible Face of AIDS". The forum will have personal accounts of people who face ostracism because the are HIV-positive or have full blown AIDS. Through these personal accounts, the organizing party hopes to enlighten people of the discrimination that takes place in health care, educational insitutions and even with in peoples' families.

Pulitzer Center seeks University partnerships for HOPE!

HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, a multimedia reporting project by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to explore the issues of stigma, discrimination and HIV/AIDS across disciplines that encompass public health policy, journalism, interactive web design, education, music and poetry.

Loretta Tofani Named Daniel Pearl Award Finalist

Loretta Tofani was awarded $2,000 by a five judge panel at the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting for her "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" reporting project. Formerly called the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) Award, the honor was renamed this year after Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered in 2002 by Pakistani militants. Two teams of journalists were awarded $10,000 each and the title of the 2008 Daniel Pearl Award.

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