There is no national plan to deal with contagious disease in our busy skies. There is no consistent way to notify towers of incoming problems. And sometimes airplane cleanup crews ignore even basic hygiene.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
“When the Zika crisis began, we didn't know that Zika could be sexually transmitted,” said Cristina Perez de Natividad, “so initial proposals and plans didn’t include reproductive health education."
A epidemia de Zika no Brasil transformou o núcleo familiar, mas pouca atenção tem sido dada para as outras crianças: os irmãos e irmãs daqueles com a Síndrome Congênita da Zika.
Uma visita a Unidade de Saúde da Família nos morros do Recife esclarece a conexão entre moradia e saúde na comunidade.
O número de partos vivos reduziu em quase 10% em Pernambuco, o estado brasileiro onde a Zika foi primeiro detectada. O que levo a este declínio?
Scientists use algorithms in effort to forecast ground zero for next animal to human disease crisis.
A glimpse into daily life in San Salvador, often called the murder capital of the world.
Genetic engineering plan raises fears of 'Jurassic Park' invasion.
The number of live births declined by nearly 10 percent in Pernambuco, the state in Brazil where Zika was first detected. What accounts for the decline?
The Zika epidemic in Brazil transformed the entire family unit, but little attention has been paid to the other children—the siblings of children with congenital Zika syndrome.
A mother navigates the complexities and joys of daily life with three children post-Zika, in the northeast city of Recife.
Scientists deploy new weapons to eradicate an age-old enemy: Mosquitoes.
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific, and the epidemic is being described as a national disaster.
The India-Pakistan border overflows with heroin. Journalist Michael Edison Hayden and photographer Sami Siva report from the afflicted communities to find out what, if anything, can be done about it.
After dozens of vaccination workers were killed in Afghanistan, polio once again began to spread into the borderlands. The same strain is now re-surfacing in Syria.
To assist Liberia in containing Ebola, the US turned to its soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan from the most battle-hardened unit in the US Army. How does an infantry division fight a disease?
The current Ebola outbreak has been seen through the lens of terror and failure, but the untold stories of the epidemic hold heroism and hope.
Research during a disaster can seem frivolous when there aren’t enough resources to handle the immediate response. But in the Ebola outbreak it's become clear that data collection must happen now.
A scientific detective story that crisscrosses the globe, tracing the origins of HIV and its lessons for today.
Russia's government crackdown on the LGBT community is fueling an alarming increase in the AIDS epidemic in Russia. New infections increased by 10 percent in 2013.
Vietnam has less than 30 percent of the funding needed to fight tuberculosis. With only the most basic treatment programs, the country may soon be faced with the spread of a drug-resistant strain.
Jamaica is proud of its religious tradition, but how has the Jamaican church responded to the complex challenges of HIV/AIDS in a changing society?
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in South Africa. Drug resistance is now so strong that patients are sent home to die. However, new drugs are being made available through trials or NGOs.
Several African countries are preemptively treating children for malaria after trials found the measure drastically lowers deaths. Will on-the-ground results be as promising?
Pulitzer Center grantee Sonia Shah discusses the intersection of science, politics and economics around the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections endowed with the superbug "NDM-1" gene.
Use this series of five detailed lesson plans to engage your students on the issue of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, including the epidemic's impact and treatment as well as its relevance in the United States.
Terrisha Jackson from School Without Walls in Washington DC explores the challenges of treating and preventing HIV-AIDS in the US.
Shakura Wright from School Without Walls in Washington, DC reports on the HIV-AIDS crisis in the Nation's capital.
This week: Zika's intercontinental hop, a look inside Russia, and developmental deficiencies from poverty.
Four Pulitzer Center grantees, 15 students, and wide range of documentary film topics mark eighth year of partnership with Free Spirit Media.
The World Health Summit is accepting applications for its 2017 "Next Generation of Science Journalists" award, co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center.
Two Pulitzer Center-supported projects nominated and seven grantees shortlisted for 2017 One World Media Awards for international journalism and media coverage of global issues.
Newsroom diversity in its many, often overlapping, forms was the subject of an intense panel discussion at the Pulitzer Center's Gender Lens Conference.
Jon Cohen discussed his reporting on HIV/AIDS with University of Michigan students.
This week: the rise of zoonotic diseases, what really happened in the U.S. raid on Yemen, and Afghan's rule of law.
Multimedia journalist Carl Gierstorfer won Germany's Grimme award for his documentary, "We Want You to Live."
We Want You to Live - Liberia’s Fight Against Ebola is a documentary by Pulitzer Center grantee Carl Gierstorfer.
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.
The Mercury News reported on a recent Pulitzer Center education team visit to Palo Alto High School.
Journalist Amy Maxmen receives prestigious science-writing prizes for reporting on Ebola and other diseases