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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

The Clusters of the Pandemic in Costa Rica

Social activities and a hospital were the biggest sources of COVID-19 in Costa Rica during the first few months of the pandemic, but such clusters were not the most common. How did the virus spread?

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.

Islamophobia and Coronavirus in India

Some religious gatherings worldwide turned into coronavirus-spreading events. In India, members of an Islamic group are facing prosecutions for intentionally spreading the virus.

Poverty and the Pandemic in Mississippi

The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting captures the stories of people and places hit hardest by the nation’s worst pandemic in a century.

Meet the Journalist: Katherine Lewin

Old buildings in Havana sometimes collapse without warning, killing or injuring their occupants. Journalist Katherine Lewin discusses the crisis. She traveled to Cuba with journalist Tracey Eaton.

Meet the Journalist: Roxanne Scott

In 1960, about 100,000 turkeys in England suddenly died. Could grain contamination be the cause? Roxanne Scott explores how Nigerian farmers are planning to recover from aflatoxin contamination.

Telling Science Stories: Data Visualization

This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.

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