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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 Game' in the Age of the Pandemic

The aim of this project is to follow undocumented migrants as they navigate through the COVID-19 outbreak in a society that doesn’t want them.

Depression in Dairyland

A far-reaching depression has gripped many family farmers in America’s Dairyland. With milk prices fluctuating, more and more of Wisconsin's dairy farmers are now struggling with their mental health.

The People's Newspaper

A newsroom providing essential information in a remote area plays a critical role during the pandemic.

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?

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.

Sickle Cell Disease and Health Justice

Students will use journalism sources to understand sickle cell disease, identify injustices that people with sickle cell face, and create art to bring awareness to the disease and related injustices.

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