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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

What Will Cause the Next Pandemic?

Scientists and experts talk about how human activity has caused disease in the past, and how we’re creating more opportunities every day for a spillover.

Report Card

Report Card explores how the pandemic has exacerbated and brought attention to issues of inequity in public education.

Memory and Trauma

What stays behind after Hong Kong's year-long democracy movement?

The Invisible Women of Ethiopia

Why do tens of thousands of women leave Ethiopia to work in the Middle East as domestic help? What happens when they return home traumatized and in need of mental health care?

The Next Super Virus

With a global health system stretched thin by new viruses, the next pandemic could be unthinkably close.

Coronavirus Child Brides

COVID-19 is leading to a rise in child marriages by families desperate for economic help in developing countries.

Migrant Farmers' Crops Connected to Their Lifeline

An exploration into the lives of migrant farmers in Florida fighting two invisible beasts; COVID-19 and severe weather. These migrant farmers are now working to save crops destroyed by Hurricane Eta.

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: 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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