In Iran, the fight against the coronavirus is complicated by two other battles: the weight of US-imposed sanctions and the spread of misinformation.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Health authorities in parts of Asia have encouraged all citizens to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the virus.
George Gao oversees 2,000 employees as the director-general of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 200 million pregnant women around the world are potentially at risk of infection with the new virus.
Researchers are now gearing up to scour the patients’ genomes for DNA variations that explain this mystery.
COVID-19 isn’t the first infectious disease scientists have modeled—Ebola and Zika are recent examples—but never has so much depended on their work.
When cholera broke out just months after a devastating earthquake, Haiti’s health system was pushed to the brink. The extraordinary rearguard action that followed offers an object lesson in dealing with a public health crisis.
Children in Northern Uganda were hit by a devastating illness that mysteriously disappeared, leaving victims with severe developmental disabilities and psychiatric disturbances.
How the World Health Organization is battling bullets, politics and a deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
As refugees flee conflict in South Sudan, the burden of HIV grows, in part because of rampant sexual violence.
Health clinics in Ugandan refugee camps provide services to South Sudanese women who have survived sexual violence.
Amy Maxmen talks with Nature about the World Health Organization's decision against declaring the DRC's Ebola outbreak an international emergency, and about her visit to an armed Ebola treatment centre.
Inadequate medical care, substandard sanitation, and counterfeit drugs are just some of the reasons why malaria continues to claim millions of lives worldwide. Could chemoprevention be the answer?
Most of the obstacles facing the anti-polio campaign in Syria are not unique. Efforts in India and Nigeria have faced the same stumbling blocks: misinformation, social stigma, and religious backlash.
Pulitzer Center grantee Meera Senthilingam, in a report for CNN Health, notes that tuberculosis has long been known as a disease of poverty.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.
DC premiere of "The Abominable Crime" coincides with Pulitzer Center's first week-long film festival, showcasing feature-length films and shorts. Join us for one or several screenings.
Kirkus Reviews awards a star to our enhanced e-book for iPad, "Voices of Haiti." Get your copy today.
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This April, explore the world's underreported issues through poetry.
The neighborhood of garishly opulent mansions is aptly known to locals as "Cocainebougou," or Cocaine Town. It stands as testament to the sudden collapse of Mali.
Boston University student fellow Jason Hayes discusses his experience reporting on the cholera epidemic in Haiti in summer 2012.
The Pulitzer Center’s innovative multi-media journalism iBook was recognized by Pictures of the Year International Awards as one of the best e-books of the year.
Documentary producer Micah Fink is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000 to finish a film on the stories of gay people in one of the most violently homophobic countries: Jamaica.