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.
The tourist mecca of Miami is also a hotbed of HIV transmission. William Brangham and Jason Kane join Jon Cohen of Science Magazine to look at how and why it’s gotten so bad.
A unique, church-based program is leading the fight against mother-to-child HIV transmission in Nigeria.
New efforts aim to curb Florida's startlingly high HIV infection rate.
Russia’s HIV epidemic is growing by 10 percent per year, and yet many proven HIV prevention and treatment strategies aren’t being used.
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.
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.
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.
In Brazil, increased access to education, information and contraception have combined to lower the birth rate by two thirds over the last five decades.
In Nepal, child marriage affects every aspect of a girl’s life, from her education prospects to her physical and mental health to her chances for escaping poverty.
One woman dies every 90 seconds from pregnancy-related complications somewhere in the world. The Belize Ministry of Health is improving access, coverage, and quality of maternal health care in hopes of someday no longer being one of those places.
As Nigeria works to “re-brand” itself from a post-colonial military state to a progressive African democracy, political, civic and professional leaders have recognized the most intractable problem for this emerging society is also its most treatable: maternal and infant mortality.
In India the incidence of women dying while giving birth is among the highest in the world. How poverty, early marriage and poor infrastructure make childbirth fraught with risk.
An infant born in the state of Chiapas as three times as likely to die as the rate for Mexico as a whole. The maternal mortality rate in neighboring Oaxaca is twice the national average. This project explains why, and what is being done in response.
In the U.S., a woman has a 1 in 4,800 chance of dying from complications due to pregnancy or childbirth in her lifetime. In Ethiopia, a woman has a 1 in 27 chance of dying. Hanna shares her experiences and observations in a five-part series on Mothers Of Ethiopia.
Sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest region on Earth, is a place where more than 600,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth every year due to lack of proper care and only 30 percent of the population has access to health care at all. The situation in Guinea-Bissau is among the...
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.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
“Population growth will kill you stone-cold dead.” -Paul Ehrlich, Stanford biologist and author of "The Population Bomb."
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Two student fellows, reporting on maternal health in Kenya and rehabilitation in the Bastøy Prison system, garner recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Who is looking out for journalists, especially freelancers, working in hostile environments and conflict zones?
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
Our student fellows and professional journalists reflect on the importance of being flexible, remaining open to where stories lead, and listening to the people whose stories we tell.
The Pulitzer Center’s Washington Weekend included panel discussion with three journalists—all former Pulitzer Center grantees—who have covered complex public health issues.
In Ethiopia, religious leaders have been persuaded by health workers, doctors, and NGOs to promote family planning, but they represent the exception rather than the norm.