Improving Madagascar's ailing health system will require determination—and data.
In India, many contraceptives are either taboo or difficult to access. But scientists and social workers around the country are trying to find a way to fulfill unmet need.
The state of Jharkhand in India launched a pilot project to test a calendar-based method of birth control developed at Georgetown University several years back.
In India, "sterilization camps" held in rural areas could be dangerous. But now that they've been banned, what will replace them?
After Jorge Chávez was murdered, his family was threatened by gang members. So they fled El Salvador and began the journey to the U.S. After surrendering, each family member faced a distinct outcome.
They’ve spent decades developing methods with Indian users in mind—but their work could help people around the world.
For decades, the Indian government has failed to prioritize individual well-being when it comes to family planning. Now advocates are helping couples take control of their contraceptive futures.
In the 1970s, the Indian government was under international pressure to control its population—and took drastic action
In India, many women have died getting sterilized—but it remains the most widespread contraceptive method both there and in the rest of the world. Why is it so popular, and what are the drawbacks?
Poland and Texas have comparable populations, conservative governments, and stringent anti-abortion policies, but they differ in the role they allow midwives to play in the childbirth process.
Science staff writer Jon Cohen joins podcast host Sarah Crespi to discuss how the fight against HIV/AIDS is evolving in three diverse locations.
In the rural South, poverty, prejudice and lack of health care are exacerbating the spread of HIV, making it the epicenter of HIV/AIDS in America.
A seemingly harmless restriction on U.S. foreign aid money has effectively blocked abortion access across Kenya. This project will explore the ripple effects that policy has on women's lives.
Forced to choose between corrupt government clinics and faith healers, Sierra Leone's pregnant women and their infants are dying in record numbers. One doctor may have the solution.
As teen pregnancy rates are slowly decreasing in the United States, rates in the Dominican Republic are double the world average, with 1 of 10 teen girls becoming pregnant in 2013.
Kenya continues to lose 7,000 mothers to preventable deaths each year. If the solutions are known, why has there been so little progress in saving their lives?
The rate of population growth exceeds economic growth in Niger where women have an average of seven children. Government officials hope family planning will become the best way forward.
From the U.S. to India, alarm has long been raised about overpopulation, leading to calls for harsh measures to curb it. But is population control the answer?
In Guinea, routine prenatal care is the exception, not the rule. As a result, it has some of the world's highest rates of maternal and infant death.
In the megalopolis of Lagos, Nigeria, abortion is legally restricted and contraception is hard to come by. What are the consequences for this city's exploding youth population?
In Nicaragua and El Salvador, a complete abortion ban has led to unsafe abortions and turned doctors into informants. The number of girls under 14 who give birth has increased by 48 percent.
In Indonesia and the Philippines, explosive growth and rapid modernization test religious belief and attitudes toward family planning.
Nearly 20 years since the end of apartheid, discrimination in South Africa has a new form. Healthcare inequality has taken the place of forced segregation in rural and urban townships.
This reporting initiative partners African and US journalists to explore critical challenges in reproductive health and family planning—and what they mean for life, death and socio-economic stability.
Two-day conference illuminates why diversity of perspective, across gender, race, ethnicity, religion, matters so much in storytelling.
Pulitzer Center grantees Daniella Zalcman, Jake Naughton, Xyza Bacani, and Souvid Datta have been featured in Photo District News' 30 List.
The Population Institute awarded Laura Bassett the Global Media Award for her story "Instruments of Oppression."
The Pulitzer Center has partnered with university and college professors and teachers to design example lesson plans on journalism and public health.
Photojournalists win top prizes for their reporting from Canada to Kenya.
Paul Nevin's focus on child-maternal health in Kenya and Jae Lee's on emergency care in Uganda take national prizes. Reporting on Maasai women by Sydney Combs places as finalist.
Pulitzer Center grantee places third in NPPA Best of Photojournalism Contest, Contemporary Issues Single Category, for her photography documenting healthcare for women in India 45 years after the publication of "The Population Bomb".
The Pulitzer Center led CUGH 2016's shorts film festival and communications workshop as part of an ongoing partnership.
Sydney Combs and Paul Nevin each place first in their regions for feature photography. Jae Lee and Kara Andrade each place first in their regions for in-depth reporting. Rebecca Gibian and Diana Crandall place first in their region for breaking news reporting.
The Society of Professional Journalists honors nine 2015 Pulitzer Center student fellows at regional awards ceremonies throughout the country.
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“Population growth will kill you stone-cold dead.” -Paul Ehrlich, Stanford biologist and author of "The Population Bomb."