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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.

 

Type 1 Diabetes in Rural Costa Rica

If a family is unable to pay for a child with Type 1 diabetes, only the most economical supplies are provided by the Costa Rican Government. This allows little to no flexibility in one's life.

Haiti: Trash in Paradise

Rebecca Hersher explores the cost of not having a public sanitation system on the community of Cite Soleil in Haiti.

Cairo's Drivers' Roundabout

Egypt's drivers say poor quality roads dictate that they break traffic rules. The country's road planners say it's pointless to make improvements if people won't abide by traffic regulations.

A Call to Action for Child Survival

Capitol Hill meets the Hollywood Hills as Hillary Clinton and Ben Affleck join leaders in the global health field to call for an end to preventable child mortality.

Ameto Akpe at the Wilson Center

Ameto Akpe's presentation on water management in Nigeria is highlighted on the New Security Beat, a blog hosted by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program.

This Week in Review: Waste Land

Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on water and sanitation in Liberia and Kenya's mountainous dump site called Dandora, as well as our 2012 student fellows.