Improving Madagascar's ailing health system will require determination—and data.
Chronic Illnesses and Challenges
Efforts continue to help Djooly Jeune battle Burkitt's lymphoma.
Two South Florida residents have launched a GoFundme to help a teen in Haiti with advanced Burkitt’s lymphoma. The goal of the fund is to help the teen get treatment in the U.S., or in Haiti.
How a self-testing kit for cervical cancer is changing the way Hatian-American women are getting screened.
What prevents kids in Haiti from getting the care they need?
Health organizations have been offering cervical cancer screenings to female factory workers in Haiti as a way to reduce deaths from the preventable disease.
In Haiti, where there is no radiation therapy or access to the HPV vaccine, women are dying from cervical cancer, a disease that’s both preventable and treatable.
In 2014, an Ebola outbreak ravaged three West African countries. Now many of the same communities are facing a new health struggle: mental illness.
Most of Guyana's suicides occur in rural regions, where people turn to alcohol and self-harm to cope with feelings of hopelessness and economic despair.
Cancer is becoming a leading cause of death in less economically developed countries like Haiti. One physician has spent his career learning how to combat this growing epidemic.
NBFIT3 week is a national fitness movement spearheaded by the Notah Begay III Foundation dedicated to getting Native kids active in sports such as cross country and soccer.
Native Youth fight against epidemic rates of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, but local community organizations are aiming to help disrupt the statistics.
Cancer is a terrifying word to anyone, but for women living in developing countries, it can be truly devastating. In Haiti, women must overcome immense challenges to seek diagnosis and care.
Mental illnesses take a huge toll on people in low and middle income countries, yet they're virtually ignored by most governments and aid agencies. That's starting to change.
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.
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.
Europe's failure to provide adequate health care to tens of thousands of migrants trapped in Greece threaten the continent with a flood of new contagions
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.
More than half of all HIV-positive individuals will experience an eye complication during their lifetime. One such complication is CMV retinitis, which can lead to permanent blindness.
Vaccines for rotavirus, cholera and other diseases result in relatively weak immunity among children in Asia and Africa. Can treating pervasive, chronic gut disease boost vaccine performance?
Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?
As Liberia grapples to care for thousands of Ebola survivors, scientists strive to understand post-Ebola syndrome.
An on-the-ground look at efforts in Africa and the United States to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Poland gets 90 percent of its power and much of its heat by burning coal, one of the dirtiest of fuels. The consequences for Poles' health are severe, and one polluted city is now pushing back
Paul Nevin and Joanne Silberner explore ways that public health students can leverage news media to communicate health issues in an engaging, accessible way.
With Pulitzer Center support, Jon Cohen is coordinating a package of video, print, and online stories on ending AIDS for Science, PBS NewsHour, BuzzFeed, and UCTV.
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?
In his project, "The Life Equation," grantees Rob Tinworth and Miles O'Brien explore the concept of "big data" and the cost effectiveness of global health.
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.
Photojournalist Sim Chi Yin discusses her reporting on a family affected by silicosis, an occupational lung disease that affects an estimated 6 million in China, most of them miners.
Roger Thurow reports from India on the necessity of proper healthcare and nutrition during an infant's first 1,000 days.
Joanne Silberner is visiting Australia and Fiji to find out if changing weather patterns can affect the mental health of a population. The answers aren't so simple.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) cause 63 percent of all cases of death in the world. In India, heart attacks, diabetes and cancer are increasing within the wealthy and poor communities.
Robin Hammond discusses the mental health issues facing former child soldiers. His work documents the treatment of mental health issues in various African countries, focusing specifically on Liberia.
Journalist Jennifer Miller talks about her cover story for The Washington Post Magazine.
Several Student Fellows are awarded the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Awards.
Multiple Pulitzer Center grant recipient Sim Chi Yin has been recognized by Getty Images and the Chris Hondros Fund.
The Pulitzer Center partners with organizations and universities to teach health practitioners, researchers, and students how to communicate with non-academic audiences.
Northwestern University student fellow Pat Nabong to take over Pulitzer Center's Instagram account.
Jon Cohen and Carl Gierstorfer visited secondary schools and classes at Washington University in St. Louis during a public health tour focused on infectious diseases.
Pulitzer Center grantees Jon Cohen and Carl Gierstorfer are traveling to St. Louis to discuss their reporting on HIV/AIDS and Ebola.
Medill's Washington Newsroom screens student fellow Pat Nabong's film on the psychological toll of Duterte's drug wars in the Philippines.
The festival screened five Pulitzer-sponsored films, which centered on public health challenges faced by migrants and refufees across the globe.
Another big win PBS NewsHour, Science, and the Pulitzer Center, for "The End of AIDS?" Finding new ways to tell stories that matter on issues that affect us all.
The team that made "To End AIDS?" received a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Filmmaker Rob Tinworth provokes debate on global health priorities during visit to Missouri School of Journalism, one of our newest Campus Consortium partners.
Fellows spent time in Washington, D.C. preparing for their international reporting projects and learning from Pulitzer Center staff and professional journalists.
The discussion questions attached can be used by teachers to engage students and book clubs in conversation about the themes of Roger Thurow's The First 1,000 Days.
This global health lesson plan for history teachers, humanities teachers, science teachers and English teachers introduces students to Roger Thurow's book The First 1,000 Days, which analyzes the...
This lesson plan for science teachers, humanities teachers, and university professors examines the role that visuals can play in driving policy change by inspiring readers to “do something”.
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.
This Masters-level lesson introduces journalism as an important tool for public health students and researchers to communicate complex public health issues in an accessible way for the general...
This Masters level lesson introduces journalism as an important tool for public health students and researchers to communicate complex public health issues in an accessible way for the general...
This lesson looks at different countries and their responses to the AIDS epidemic.
This lesson introduces students to journalist Rob Tinworth's The Life Equation project. It explores the debate around how data is used to help decide how money for global healthcare is divided up.
After a series of chats with Pulitzer Center journalists, students reflect on the experience in a creative yet relevant form of writing by producing a blog post.
This lesson will give students a close-up view of a successful program dedicated to an aspect of global public health abroad.
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 learn about the effects of burning coal in Poland and apply their analyses of the articles to create a presentation that they feel will best support advocacy for coal regulation.