Hundreds of thousands of Nigerian children are living with HIV, even though the worldwide rates of mother-to-child transmission of the virus have plummeted.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Science magazine and PBS NewsHour have teamed up to cover HIV/AIDS in Russia for broadcast and print stories, which requires constant juggling of the distinct reporting needs of print and TV.
Is Russia, people living with HIV/AIDS struggle to access appropriate treatment.
As Russia grapples with an HIV/AIDS epidemic, individuals are stepping forward to help find a solution.
AIDS deaths surge in Russia as global health officials say, ‘They did it all wrong.’
Reporter Jon Cohen quickly learned just how differently time runs in Nigeria.
Abortion is illegal in El Salvador, and even women who suffer miscarriages have been sentenced to 30-year prison terms. But advocacy groups are highly-organized, skilled, and committed to the fight.
As desigualdades estruturais expostas e pioradas pela epidamia da Zika no Brasil são majoritariamente abarcadas por mulheres já marginalizadas, que agora são cuidadoras de crianças com a SCZ.
The structural inequities exposed and deepened by the Zika epidemic in Brazil are largely being borne by already marginalized women, who are now caregivers of children with congenital Zika syndrome.
Putin turned to the Orthodox Church to help consolidate his rule. And the Church cracked down on sensible approaches to sexually transmitted diseases. Now, Russia has a crisis on its hands.
Designer drugs called ‘bath salts’ in the U.S. are dangerous to Americans, but addiction is epidemic among Russians, especially women. Many shoot up, and many contract HIV/AIDS.
From Moscow to Siberia, and after some 200,000 deaths in the last 30 years, Russia finally is mobilized to address the epidemic.
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.
We might soon have a treatment for Huntington's disease, but the Latin American communities who helped scientists uncover the cause are too poor to benefit. Who will help these forgotten people?
Ebola survivors could be carrying live Ebola virus in their eyes. Many of them are going blind, but in fear of the epidemic's resurgence, hardly anyone is doing anything about it.
Cuban sanitariums are the government quarantine facilities for HIV positive people—critics called them prisons; supporters say they controlled the epidemic. Former residents say "it's complicated."
As plans are being made to turn Sri Lanka’s oldest leprosy hospital into a museum or a geriatric home, the few remaining patients are a living history of the stigma of the disease.
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.
Can an emergency plan to wipe out all malaria parasites in the Mekong work before multiple drug resistance spreads? No one knows.
In rural Uganda, lack of access to healthcare results in disability and death. What can be done?
What happens when we're told to "walk a mile in his shoes" but the child has no shoes? In Ghana this is an everyday reality making harmful diseases more prevalent.
A documentary by Carl Gierstorfer follows one community’s fight for survival against Ebola through the eyes of the Liberians on the front lines battling to bring the outbreak to an end.
Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.
A school in Philadelphia takes global issues and makes them local in a unique way.
Amy Maxmen traveled to Sierra Leone during the peak of the Ebola outbreak. While reporting on health care workers she found an unexpected story.
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman discusses her work looking at the public health legacy of Canada's Indian Residential School system.
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.
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific. Pulitzer Center grantee Benedict Moran visits remote clinics to look at why the disease is spreading.
The courage and bravery of Ebola survivors and others fighting the disease give Erika Check Hayden hope that the world's worst outbreak of the disease can be stopped.
Kwame Dawes explores what church and faith communities are doing in regards to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica.
Photojournalist Cheryl Hatch and writer Brian Castner discuss their project in Liberia, where the U.S. military helped confront the Ebola outbreak.
In Mali children are given anti-malarials to prevent the disease. Use on a large scale is leading to drug-resistant strains of malaria, yet health workers say the benefits outweigh the risks.
Gregory Gilderman has reported on heroin addiction in the United States, but found a far more desperate situation in Russia.
Interview with director Micah Fink about the making of "The Abominable Crime", a film about Jamaica's violent homophobia and the brave people who stand up to it.
Photographer David Rochkind and reporter Jens Erik Gould introduce themselves and their project "The Forgotten: HIV and the Garifuna of Honduras."
The Pulitzer Center partners with organizations and universities to teach health practitioners, researchers, and students how to communicate with non-academic audiences.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mark Johnson speaks on podcast at University of Iowa.
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.
The festival screened five Pulitzer-sponsored films, which centered on public health challenges faced by migrants and refufees across the globe.
This week: How poor hygiene on planes leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases, how Sámi people are caught between a climate change solution and their own livelihoods, and how you can double your holiday gift to the Pulitzer Center.
The Best Documentary Feature award is the latest in a series for the Pulitzer Center-funded documentary, "The Abominable Crime."
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.
Grantee Amy Maxmen dives into the nuance of reporting on the Ebola crisis with The Open Notebook.
The Out at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Festival in Winston-Salem will screen “The Abominable Crime," a film produced by the Pulitzer Center about homophobia in Jamaica.
After the Pulitzer Center journalists' visit to the Free Spirit Media Program in June, students show their documentaries on fortune tellers, masculinity, safe spaces, and the use of marijuana.
Fellows spent time in Washington, D.C. preparing for their international reporting projects and learning from Pulitzer Center staff and professional journalists.