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Public health focuses on the systematic prevention of disease and prolonging of life by governments, NGO’s and other groups. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Public Health” feature reporting on communicable and non-communicable diseases, the development of medical systems and infrastructure to provide public access to health care services. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on public health.

 

Storm

From here the mountains around
Port-au-Prince are green; too
far to see the denuded hillside,
too far to see the brown wounds

Mother of Mothers

The faces of mothers of mothers,
their cheekbones gleaming against
taut skins; their eyes glazed
with the scarring of so much loss.

Tombs

Every crumbled building is a tomb.
We step over grey crushed bricks
and the entanglement of steel.

Half-Hour Special: The Culture That Crawls

On Saturday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m., KOMU-TV (channel 8 in Missouri) aired a half-hour documentary special on The Culture That Crawls, featuring YouTube Project Report Winner Alex Rozier's latest work in Guatemala.

Broken by Disability

On Monday, December 6 at 10 p.m., KOMU-TV (Channel 8 in Missouri) aired Alex Rozier's piece on the disabled in Guatemala and how a P.E.T (personal energy transportation device) can change someone's life forever.

Cholera's March Across Haiti

At the origin of the cholera epidemic now spreading across the country, Dr. Wesler Lambert of Partners in Health explains how and why the disease has found fertile ground in Haiti.

Haiti: Cholera Crisis

William Wheeler discusses the cholera outbreak in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, which has left more than 1,200 people dead.

Earning the Trust of Haitians with HIV

Photographing and telling the stories of HIV positive Haitians after the earthquake requires sensitivity, earning the trust of the subject and allowing their common humanity to show through.

The Journey to Jessica

Telling the story of Jessica, a six-year-old girl in Guatemala with cerebal palsy who weighs just 16 pounds, proved to be a more emotional and difficult experience that expected.