If a family is unable to pay for a child with Type 1 diabetes, only the most economical supplies are provided by the Costa Rican Government. This allows little to no flexibility in one's life.
Chronic Illnesses and Challenges
Daniela Rojas Jimenez's life mission is to share her experiences—both good and bad—with other T1D youth throughout Costa Rica.
Although many new and innovative products are now available to treat Type 1 diabetics, the majority of Costa Rican families cannot afford them.
Does wealthier mean healthier in type 1 diabetic (T1D) youth in Costa Rica?
In order to save lives from cervical cancer, nurses educate and screen women for cervical cancer in Haiti. Follow one woman as she goes to the hospital and learns about her own health.
An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development.
What are the obstacles that prevent women in Haiti from receiving timely information and treatment for women's cancers?
In Haiti, women put their family's health above their own. But what happens when a woman falls ill? Anna Russell explores how women who put themselves last face a life-changing diagnosis.
This interactive piece showcases Sim Chi Yin's four-year project Dying To Breathe in its different forms: short film, photo slideshow, text, video, open letter, and radio.
What if there were an algorithm for saving the most lives?
Salome Karwah fought past civil war and a deadly virus. But in Liberia, becoming a mother is too often a killer.
When there's no therapist, how can citizens in India recover from different forms of depression and mental illness?
Journalist Joanne Silberner and Health Projects Coordinator Emily Baumgaertner appear on "This Week in Global Health."
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
Pulitzer Center grantee photographer Sim Chi Yin shares tricks and tools of the trade with Chicago high-schoolers.
Seventeen student fellows traveled from Campus Consortium universities throughout the country, spark discussions on everything from environmental crises and prison reform to global health and racism.
The Pulitzer Center’s Washington Weekend included panel discussion with three journalists—all former Pulitzer Center grantees—who have covered complex public health issues.
Here's a paradoxical situation that is also a global phenomenon: In war-torn countries, where individuals need mental health care the most, it is the exception rather than the rule.
Photographer Robin Hammond honored for his focus on mental health in Africa, student fellow Varsha Ramakrishnan for her reporting on dowry violence in India.
The women and girls who work in the sweatshops of Bangladesh’s garment industry put in backbreaking hours for pitiful wages.
Last month D.C. students got a chance to talk with photojournalist Robin Hammond, who was just honored this week with two international photography awards.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.
Award-winning global health reporter had some wise words for DC students when she visited their classrooms last week.
Joanne Silberner wins another award, the 2013 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, for her reporting and radio series on cancer in the developing world.