An Iowa-based medical team has been traveling to rural Haiti for years, assisting residents with health crises while searching for long-term ways to help the people improve their own situations.
Due to cultural preferences for sons, 100 million girls are missing worldwide. Carl Gierstorfer looks at India, a country with a highly skewed sex ratio that threatens to destabilize its society.
The Russian Federation confronts two devastating epidemics: widespread heroin abuse and HIV/AIDS. It appears to be losing the battle against both.
Nearly 20 years since the end of apartheid, discrimination in South Africa has a new form. Healthcare inequality has taken the place of forced segregation in rural and urban townships.
Trans-boundary water tensions with Iran and Pakistan cast a shadow on the development of Afghanistan's mainly agricultural economy.
While the fast food industry in the United Arab Emirate's flourishes, a dramatic increase in obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes threatens the nation’s health.
In Thailand, one of the world's most rapidly developing countries, sustainability often takes the backseat to economic growth. But rising levels of pollution and depletion could be disastrous.
Urban public health is one of the most pressing yet neglected issues facing the developing world.
Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.
Shiho Fukada documents the lives of disposable workers in Japan in stories that illustrate the global unemployment crisis and the growing gap between rich and poor that has provoked much turmoil.
From the slums of Nairobi to the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic to the far reaches of Bangladesh, entire communities live without citizenship rights. They are “the stateless”.
In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.
The Philippines has always been able to avoid the HIV epidemic—until now.
Why don’t certain vaccines work as well in low-income countries as they do in the U.S. and other high-income countries? And how can we shrink the gap?
How is climate change challenging Native communities across rural Alaska where hunting, fishing and foraging for food anchors cultures and economies? And what happens when whale meat begins to spoil?
Laura Bassett and Jake Naughton traveled to Kenya to take a close look at the devastating impact of a United States policy on the abortion rights of rape victims around the world.
Ross Velton describes how Sri Lanka has become a world leader in the supply of corneas. But what's driving this surprising new export?
Pulitzer Center grantee Esha Chhabra explores India's healthcare problems, many of which stem from the country's overwhelming pollution.
Journalist Jon Cohen and photographer Malcolm Linton report from Tijuana, Mexico, where there is a “micro-hyperepidemic” of HIV/AIDS.
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman discusses her work looking at the public health legacy of Canada's Indian Residential School system.
Mathilde Dratwa discusses what attracted her to Rhitu Chatterjee’s reporting on India’s school lunch program and describes the challenges of honoring nuanced reporting in short animations.
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.
Beth Gardiner discusses her reporting from Poland, a country with among the worst coal-driven health problems in Europe.
Bridget Huber visited operating rooms in Uganda and Mozambique while reporting on surgery's place on the global health agenda.
Students will use information from a multimedia story to examine and debate different strategies for combating mosquito-transmitted illnesses.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Students learn about health problems associated with solid fuel cooking, alternative cooking methods that would reduce the incidence of these problems, and the difficulties of implementing changes.
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.
In this lesson, students create a timeline using multimedia reporting on the leather and textile industries in the U.S.. Students then design their own narrative timelines to explain a current event.
This lesson for English, science, history, and journalism teachers asks students to assess how journalists integrate diverse media to analyze the impacts of leather production in Bangladesh.
These lessons present close reading, writing, discussion and hands-on activities that explore reporting on climate change, land rights debates and water issues.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
The following lesson plans were designed by Liz Morrison, coordinator of Social Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, as part of the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.
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 analyze how journalists William Brangam, Jon Cohen, and Jason Kane unfold an analysis of HIV prevention measures in several locations around the world.