Public Health

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.


Tuberculosis: A 21st Century Disease

TB killed 1.7 million individuals in 2009. Are we treating one of the world’s deadliest diseases with the equivalent of “muskets and sticks?

Water is Life: Women and Water in the Kibera Slum

The international water shortage has created numerous challenges for populations in both rural and urban communities. In the slums of Nairobi, Kenya finding water and a solution falls disproportionately on women – especially young girls.

The Wounded in Transit

Germany's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is the first destination for American troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A Second Chance on Life

The lowest donor country in the Eurotransplant network, Germany's growing percentage of organ donations comes from unlikely sources.