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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.

 

Norway: Inside The ‘Doomsday’ Vault

Deep in the bowels of an icy mountain on an island above the Arctic Circle between Norway and the North Pole lies a resource of vital importance for the future of human­kind.

The Life Equation

What if there were an algorithm for saving the most lives?

India: Toxic Tanneries

India is the world's second largest producer of leather and leather goods—the toxic working conditions and environmental effects are beyond measure.

Glazing and Health as Family Affairs

In La Victoria, Ecuador, alternatives to lead glazing of tiles and painting bowls with gasoline in La Victoria are not perfect, but their intentions—healthy children—are great.

Undark Podcast: Wear and Tear

Podcast with former New York Times science editor David Corcoran discusses a series on the global leather tanning and textile industries with grantees Larry and Debbie Price.

A Week in Port-au-Prince

Two years after the earthquake the Pulitzer Center visits Haiti, along with poet Kwame Dawes, for a special performance of the multimedia production “Voices of Haiti."