Many countries had made progress against the marriages of girls in recent decades, but COVID-19’s economic havoc has caused significant backsliding.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
To be an immigrant in Las Vegas is to see the coronavirus economy at its worst.
Farmers in Florida are fighting two invisible beasts: the virus and severe weather.
Backers of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate halted its further development after some who received the vaccine in a safety trial generated antibodies to the AIDS virus.
Mexico’s official death count now exceeds 110,000, but researchers, politicians, and national and international media have suggested the true toll is even greater.
Delegates from the International Committee of the Red Cross quarantined for two weeks but then encountered health protections that made it difficult to communicate with detainees.
The United Arab Emirates said a vaccine had 86% efficacy “against COVID-19 infection.”
In the U.S., school closures during the pandemic have some worried about a "lost COVID generation" of children. But that's not the case in Germany.
The government vaccine effort has partnered with pharmacies to administer shots, in addition to health clinics and hospital systems. But how will doctors and nurses know whether someone is an essential worker? How will a pharmacy confirm that someone has hypertension?
Flooding of Lake Victoria a double tragedy during COVID-19
When Kenya’s schools closed, many children were left more vulnerable. Some local volunteers took it upon themselves to step in.
Jamaican migrant farmers are up against two invisible forces: the virus and Florida’s severe weather.
Veteran public health journalists from Science magazine explore what science knows—and is learning—about the burgeoning pandemic.
A mysterious illness has taken the lives of 15 out of 180 members of a clan of Malaysia’s last hunter gatherers, the Batek.
What happens when Ebola hits in a war zone?
A young Catalan physician-scientist working on a remote island in Papua New Guinea has single-handedly revived the old quest to eradicate yaws, a disfiguring skin and bone disease.
In El Salvador abortion is illegal, violence against women common, and sex ed extremely limited. Did the Zika virus provide an opportunity for the country to talk about these culturally taboo topics?
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a tipping point in Russia, where an estimated 1-1.5 million people are HIV positive and the Kremlin has long rejected international assistance. Women are being left behind.
Though the Zika outbreak in Brazil has seemingly peaked, its aftermath will be felt by the thousands of families caring for and raising children with Zika-related complications and disabilities.
The closer the contact the greater the risk humans and animals will pass devastating diseases to each other.
High levels of poverty and malnutrition in the UK are triggering a re-emergence of related “Victorian” diseases, such as scurvy, rickets and TB—and even cholera and diphtheria. But who is most at risk?
As the world sprints to end AIDS, adolescents and young people suffer from HIV in the shadows with girls and young women bearing the brunt in Malawi.
According to all the latest reports, South Africa is making major steps in treating and preventing HIV/AIDS. A look at how the lives of women here have changed in the past three years.
How close are we to a yellow fever pandemic?
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.
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.