In Zambia, stroke is a leading killer. Yet there are no native-born Zambian neurologists who can help stem the tide.
The misery of migrants in Libya has spawned a thriving and highly lucrative business, in part funded by the EU and enabled by the United Nations, an Associated Press investigation has found.
As thousands die from addiction in rich countries awash with prescription painkillers, millions of people writhe in agony in the poorest nations with no access to opioids at all.
Monika Bulaj documents endangered rituals around the world.
Carolyn Thompson and team used satellite imagery research in refugee camps to confirm accusations of attacks and property destruction.
How do you report on a place you can’t visit? Our team of journalists used a mobile phone survey to get information from people we couldn’t go meet in person.
Afrormosia is a gorgeous, resilient giant of the Congo Basin that’s edging closer to extinction.
In a little-known archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, a migration crisis that has claimed up to 50,000 lives is unfolding largely unnoticed by the outside world.
Meet the trees, get to know their superpowers, and learn how scientists are trying to protect them.
The country successfully toppled a dictator. Now it's in an epic battle to secure freedom.
More than one billion people live in homes with unsanitary dirt floors. This U.S. business school graduate aims to change that, starting in Rwanda.
The facility is jam-packed with nearly 1,200 migrants, including hundreds who fled from abuse at other detention centers in hopes of sanctuary.
Konzo, a disease associated with irreversible paralysis is caused by improperly processed or hastily prepared cassava, which can retain cyanide.
As the world sprints to end AIDS, adolescents and young people suffer from HIV in the shadows with girls and young women bearing the brunt in Malawi.
The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it succeed?
Blacklisted as a state sponsor of terror, Sudan is waging its own fight against the Islamic State group. Can a government that's based itself in Islamist rhetoric part with its past and stay in power?
According to all the latest reports, South Africa is making major steps in treating and preventing HIV/AIDS. A look at how the lives of women here have changed in the past three years.
How close are we to a yellow fever pandemic?
Over the past two decades fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has torn through the region, leaving widespread poverty and hopelessness. Project Kirotshe helps one community rebuild hope through a youth running program.
A new game based on the Panama Papers that lets you discover the widespread, corrupt and often harmful offshore networks that deprive African countries of billions of dollars.
Young women are at particularly high risk for HIV in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where about 5,000 of them acquire the disease each week. Is a drug to prevent HIV really the best solution? Amy Maxmen looks at alternative solutions in South Africa.
With a population numbering just 5 million, Central African Republic is a microcosm of sub-Saharan Africa's most enduring political and humanitarian crises. It is also the site of one of the continent's most ambitious attempts at preserving biodiversity.
“You people will know your mistakes,” one boy was told. “You have come to where you will enjoy your life.”
Crashes by heavy commercial vehicles not only lead to loss of lives but also have a negative impact to the economy in East Africa.
Nigerian journalist Ameto Akpe answers questions via video on government accountability, and water and sanitation. You can watch here.
Nigerian journalist Ameto Akpe to answer your questions via video on government accountability, and water and sanitation. Submit your question today!
Pulitzer Center grantee Bobby Bascomb visited Senegal to look at the progress of Africa's Great Green Wall, a project aimed at slowing the desertification of the Sahel region.
Materials for teachers and students ahead of filmmaker Jen Marlowe's visit.
As the trash in Nairobi's vast Dandora dump continues to pile up, photojournalist Micah Albert looks Kenya's waste management disaster.
Pulitzer Center grantee Bénédicte Kurzen talks about Nigeria's worsening sectarian violence and the need for in-depth news coverage that would explain the root causes of this Muslim-Christian strife.
Resources for students and teachers ahead of journalist Ameto Akpe's visit.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jessie Deeter reports from Tunisia, one year after the Arab Spring began.
Pulitzer Center grantee Samuel Loewenberg talks about the challenges that refugees escaping famine in Somalia face as they cross the border into Kenya.
Many believe that cancer is a rich nations' disease, but Pulitzer Center grantee Joanne Silberner discusses what she's learned reporting from Haiti, Uganda and India.
David Morris reports on the growing popularity of surfing and its unique culture among youth in Sidi Ifni, Morocco.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stephanie Hanes talks about the worldwide phenomenon of statelessness and the diversity within stateless populations.
This week: how the refugee crisis changes the world economy, migrants search for their children, and Pulitzer Center staff picks for a year in photos.
This week: the far reaches of President Kabila's Kleptocracy, refugees born without a nation, and the forgotten story of Latin America's Schindler.
Reporting to focus on impact of sand dredging along their Nigeria's southwest coast.
Watch a video of New York City Lab School seniors using the Out of Eden Walk as inspiration for small-group exploration of Manhattan and other boroughs.
Boy Scout Nicholas Fahy walked with Paul Salopek for two days in Uzbekistan, the top prize in an essay contest conducted by the Pulitzer Center with the Philmont Scout Ranch.
DC Public Schools students gathered for a reception with photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve on October 3, 2016 to celebrate the photos they contributed to the Pulitzer Center-supported photography contest for students who studied abroad in summer 2016.
This film explores the risks sometimes associated with reporting and the conversations reporters wish they had started back home. David Rohde, Michael Scott Moore and Diane Foley are featured.
Journalist Amy Maxmen receives prestigious science-writing prizes for reporting on Ebola and other diseases
Daniel Socha tells of program where kids' school fees paid if they participate in running club. One of those runners: a soft-spoken young 19-year-old woman who represented the DRC in 2016 Olympics.
Pulitzer Center grantees receive award for helping audiences understand the global significance of groundwater depletion on land rights, livelihoods and the environment.
Student Fellow Daniel Socha reports on how the DRC's Olympic runners are giving back at home.
From discussing the role of journalism in ending the epidemic to focusing on women and HIV, Pulitzer Center-supported journalists present their reporting in panels, workshops and exhibitions.
Students will debate what policy Italy should implement when dealing with the migrants from Libya after their role in overthrowing Gaddafi.
Students will come to their own informed conclusion as to whether cash payments to those living in poverty is helpful or simply a hand out.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
Students will evaluate President Obama’s Food Plan and discuss/debate whether the initiative will be effective or not.
This lesson draws from a range of projects on food waste, ocean health, global goods and extractives, food insecurity, water and sanitation and more to support student understanding around...
Students will learn about the state of health care in developing nations, and to draw conclusions about effective health care from their successes and failures.
Students will develop a foreign policy proposal regarding fragile states, which they will plan to submit to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
The following land rights lesson plan focuses on how journalist Chris Arsenault used different mediums to emphasize different points while reporting on land rights in Mali.
Students will be able to identify the largest problems facing refugees and construct a campaign to spread the word about how to offer solutions and aid to refugees.
Students learn about the impact of finding oil in Kenya and apply what they learned to a presentation advocating for, or protesting against, hypothetical drilling for oil in their own communities.