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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.

 

The Cyprus Scramble: An Investigation into Human Egg Markets

Through a trick of favorable currency exchange and lax laws the island nation of Cyprus is one of the fastest expanding markets for human eggs. Here an implantation costs between $8,000 and $14,000. In the U.S. the price floats between $20,000 and $30,000.

Arrival to Moldova

Poor health infrastucture and large migrant population in Moldova contribute to the development of deadly new strains of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a disease which, with proper healthcare, is entirely treatable.

TB: A Global Epidemic

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that kills nearly 2 million people every year, yet most people outside of the developing world know very little about it.

How Boat Clinics are Transforming Rural India

Boat clinics in India provide family planning services, immunizations, antenatal care to pregnant women and basic healthcare to socially and geographically isolated villages along the Brahmaptra River. But there are still hurdles to overcome.

A fisherman stands knee-deep in the river as a boat pulls up to the bank in the northeastern Indian village of Tengatoli. A crew made up of doctors, nurses, and one pharmacist grab bags of medical supplies and lug a large generator toward the bamboo homes in the distance.

In the Kano Maternity Ward

Families in Kano, Nigeria struggle to procure blood for mothers suffering from obstetric hemorrhage during delivery. A new blood bank next to the hospital offers hope.

This segment was produced by Outer Voices. The Outer Voices podcast series was made possible with the support of the Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Sonoma County.

Boat Clinics on the Brahmaputra

The mighty Brahmaputra River separates thousands from adequate healthcare facilities in Assam, India. Boat Clinics run by the Center for Northeast Studies and Policy Research navigate through the shallow waters to reach the inhabitants of the river's islands.

This segment was produced by Outer Voices. Support for Hanna Wingber Win's reporting was provided by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This Outer Voices podcast series was made possible with the support of the Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Sonoma County.

Maternal Mortality in Assam's Tea Gardens

Assam has the highest maternal mortality rates in India. Although the Indian government has increased it efforts to decrease maternal deaths, thousands of children still lose their mothers in childbirth.

This segment was produced by Outer Voices. Support for Hanna Ingber Win's reporting was provided by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This Outer Voices podcast series was made possible with the support of the Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Sonoma County.

Making Maternal Mortality in Nigeria Compelling Enough

Over 36,000 women in Nigeria die each year due to post-delivery complications. Dawn Sinclair Shapiro discusses documentary, "The Edge of Joy" which focuses on the pregnancy of several Nigerian women, with MediaGlobal.

Below, Director Dawn Sinclair Shapiro discusses her documentary with MediaGlobal. "The Edge of Joy" focuses on the pregnancy of several Nigerian women the day they go into labor. Find the article excerpted below.

US Health Officials Worry About TB in Mexico

Tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases, has long been forgotten by most Americans, but it is re-emerging in a new, virulent form around the world.