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.
Chronic Illnesses and Challenges
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.
Debido a la diabetes y la obesidad, los estudios encuentran que esta generación de niños Nativos Americanos puede ser la primera que no sobrevive a sus padres.
For families of slain drug suspects, the aftermath takes an intense emotional toll. Because of the many barriers to mental health resources, psychological effects remain widely unaddressed.
You’ve heard about the thousands of Filipinos murdered in Duterte’s drug war. Here’s what’s happened to those left behind.
Compassion helps public health workers face human suffering every day, but compassion fatigue can set in if they neglect their own health and self-care.
When Mexico signed a free trade agreement with the U.S. and Canada in 1994, a rise in Mexican obesity and malnutrition ensued. James Whitlow Delano reports on the long-term impacts.
Roger Thurow shares stories of hunger across the world in a new podcast produced in collaboration with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
We accompanied Caitlin Vieira on a typical workday to observe the many roles she juggles as one of only three psychologists in the small Caribbean nation of Guyana.
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.
More people in poor countries die from cancer than from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Joanne Silberner looks at the human toll of cancer, and possible solutions.
A Niger drought means there is not enough food to feed the country; United Nations reports estimate 7.9 million inhabitants are facing food shortages there.
Six months after Fidel Castro's exit, Lygia Navarro explores the hidden epidemic of depression in Cuba. With the wait for social and economic transformation dragging on, many Cubans find escape from the difficulty of day-to-day life in black-market sleeping pills. Although Cuba's medical system is lauded internationally, the government...
Two Pulitzer Center-supported projects win CINE awards for virtual reality and short documentary journalism. Three are finalists in documentary short and nonfiction series categories.
Jon Cohen discussed his reporting on HIV/AIDS with University of Michigan students.
PBS NewsHour's "The End of AIDS" wins award for excellence in public health reporting by Association for Healthcare Journalists.
This week: the mental health system in India, how religion fuels conflict in the middle east, and peace talks in Afghanistan.
Pulitzer Center journalists Misha Friedman, Jon Cohen and Amy Maxmen spoke to 425 people about their work featured in the e-book "To End AIDS" at different events in the San Francisco area last week.
Pulitzer Center Contributing Editor Kem Knapp Sawyer speaks with Global Health Now about the newly launched Pulitzer Center e-book To End AIDS.
Winning reporting focused on landslides in Nepal including work supported by the Pulitzer Center and published in Nature.
2016 student fellows tell the human side of global stories. Saturday’s panels explored several themes: “Refugees and Migrants,” “Women, Youth, and Opportunity,” “Global Health,” and “Ending AIDS.”
Inspired by Roger Thurow's Pulitzer Center-supported "First 1,000 Days" reporting project, students in The Washington Center's Summer Internship Program build lessons for educators, create communication plans and write policy briefs.
The July 2016 PBS NewsHour series “Ending AIDS” documents challenges of providing HIV testing to at-risk populations. A new study suggests that the gay dating app Grindr could help.
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.
Washington, DC, youth program benefits from Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, introducing students to skills and values needed to start careers in journalism.