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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

Grief is Purgatory

For two months, I laid on my couch tortured by what I could’ve and should have done.

Community and Hope Amid Disaster

The pandemic reminded us all that not only are we stronger together, but that our fates are intertwined in this globally connected world like never before.

Through the Eyes of Esperanza

As a Latinx neighborhood faces the highest rates of COVID-19 in Chicago, a community health center provides a window to the health disparities within it.

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.

Survival in the High Seas

Filipino sailors understand the mystic lure of the ocean. They also know its dangers firsthand. These are their stories of survival.

A Distant Peace: Voices From Rakhine State, Myanmar

This project explores intensifying armed conflict between the Arakan Army and Myanmar military through the voices of affected civilians, within the context of COVID-19 and national elections.

COVID’s Invisible Victims

Shelter in place, the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, takes on a whole new meaning when you have no home. The Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism explore the plight of the homeless.

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