Tropical climates are home to the world’s most venomous snakes, meaning that it is often the most economically isolated and physically remote communities that are at risk of bites.
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Qaanaaq, in North Greenland, is the world's northernmost naturally inhabited town, with 656 citizens.
With hurricane season fast approaching, Cubans hope Mother Nature will spare the island's fragile old homes. Three hurricanes struck Cuba in 2018, damaging or destroying nearly 60,000 buildings.
Residents continue to deal with storm's destructive aftermath, and one essential, housing, remains in short supply.
A family with two autistic sons shares their experience readjusting to life after Hurricane Maria—a devastating storm that disproportionately affected those with disabilities.
Refugees fleeing sub-Saharan Africa face extreme hardships in Morocco, including rampant discrimination.
Despite investments, questions abound about the feasibility of examples of such communities far from metropolises.
Nongovernmental organizations and independent volunteers fill a void for migrants.
Brutal crimes remain in the thoughts of those who live in small Alaskan village as they search for answers and more help.
Community organizations are working to provide immigrants, refugees, and undocumented people with services to relocate in a city steeped in racial tensions and traditions.
Stanford University pioneering program aimed at undergraduate students navigating the uncertainties when moving from college to professional life.
Podcasting is finding its niche in small communities, providing a space for creative expression.
Mexico is considered the most advanced of the developing countries. Yet access to medical technology is reserved for those who can pay for private hospital care, excluding many of the most needy.
Inside our heads is an ancient power. A tool of miracle-workers, charlatans, witch doctors, hypnotists and physicians alike. It's a basic part of who we are. It's the hidden power of suggestibility.
In India, persons with disabilities are largely invisible due to lack of accessibility or acceptability in public spaces. They can also be deliberately unseen as people avert their eyes.
Konzo, a disease associated with irreversible paralysis is caused by improperly processed or hastily prepared cassava, which can retain cyanide.
How close are we to a yellow fever pandemic?
Europe's failure to provide adequate health care to tens of thousands of migrants trapped in Greece threaten the continent with a flood of new contagions
Crashes by heavy commercial vehicles not only lead to loss of lives but also have a negative impact to the economy in East Africa.
Canada helps homeless alcoholics—by giving them free booze.
Ebola survivors could be carrying live Ebola virus in their eyes. Many of them are going blind, but in fear of the epidemic's resurgence, hardly anyone is doing anything about it.
Cuban sanitariums are the government quarantine facilities for HIV positive people—critics called them prisons; supporters say they controlled the epidemic. Former residents say "it's complicated."
Vaccines for rotavirus, cholera and other diseases result in relatively weak immunity among children in Asia and Africa. Can treating pervasive, chronic gut disease boost vaccine performance?
Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?
Reporter Kathleen McLaughlin looks at how China's efforts to provide medical aid to Africa have been corrupted by fake drugs.
Pulitzer Center grantee Sam Loewenberg discusses his reporting on chronic hunger and the causes behind it.
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.
Northwestern University student fellow Pat Nabong to take over Pulitzer Center's Instagram account.
Sixth grade students in Wheeling, IL completed a six-week social studies unit using Pulitzer Center reporting projects and journalist visits to connect ancient civilizations with the present day.
This week: How poor hygiene on planes leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases, how Sámi people are caught between a climate change solution and their own livelihoods, and how you can double your holiday gift to the Pulitzer Center.
Filmmaker Rob Tinworth provokes debate on global health priorities during visit to Missouri School of Journalism, one of our newest Campus Consortium partners.
This week: Zika's intercontinental hop, a look inside Russia, and developmental deficiencies from poverty.
The World Health Summit is accepting applications for its 2017 "Next Generation of Science Journalists" award, co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center.
"Global Health" panelists discussed current initiatives, the future of public health, funding, and the importance of giving communities a voice in their own treatment.
Two-day conference illuminates why diversity of perspective, across gender, race, ethnicity, religion, matters so much in storytelling.
Neil Brandvold takes over @PulitzerCenter Instagram with project, Konzo in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This week: the rise of zoonotic diseases, what really happened in the U.S. raid on Yemen, and Afghan's rule of law.
Telling stories from a unique perspective.
This week: the brain's power to heal, Trump's impact on both sides of the Mexican boarder, and teen-aged girls who turn to jihadist radicalization.