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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.

 

Nicaragua: These Women Had Dreams

While the government makes superficial strides towards gender equality, women in Nicaragua are suffering from physical, sexual and emotional abuse at alarming rates.

Pinball Traffic in Bogotá

In Bogotá the reckless taxi drivers go so fast that passengers find themselves longing for a nice slow traffic jam—yet Colombia's record on road safety is better than many.