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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 Caravan is a Climate Change Story

Though the root causes of migration from Central America are largely poverty and entrenched community violence, climate change is a compounding factor causing hundreds of thousands to flee home.

The World's Most Common Contraception Has a Dark Past

In India, many women have died getting sterilized—but it remains the most widespread contraceptive method both there and in the rest of the world. Why is it so popular, and what are the drawbacks?

The New Battle for London's Air

London already waged one battle for its air nearly six decades ago. The war, however, isn't yet over. A rise in pollution threatens the city and its most vulnerable residents yet again.

Writer Kwame Dawes Discusses the Intersection of Poetry and Journalism

Ghanaian-Jamaican writer and poet Kwame Dawes is the author of over a dozen collections of verse, including the critically-acclaimed "Wisteria: Poems From the Swamp Country." He has worked on the Emmy Award-winning Pulitzer Center reporting project Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica and is currently working on Resilience in a Ravaged Nation: Haiti, After the Earthquake.

In this interview, Dawes discusses his work in Jamaica and Haiti and his use of poetry in journalism projects.

Current Events: World Water Day

Peter Sawyer, Pulitzer Center

Image from Steve Sapienza and Glenn Baker's Easy Like Water project on floating schools in Bangladesh

From the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels, the water issue affects us all, and we all contribute to it.

"Live Hope Love" Wins Gracie Award for Outstanding Radio Documentary

Produced by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Jack Chance of Outer Voices, and Nathalie Applewhite of the Pulitzer Center, the radio documentary, "LiveHopeLove: HIV/AIDS in Jamaica" is part of Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, the Pulitzer Center's award-winning multimedia reporting project that chronicles poet and writer Kwame Dawes' travels to Jamaica, where he explores the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS and examines the ways in which the disease shapes their lives.

Letter from India: A Refinery or a Village's Existence

Inside the shade of a tribal hut in rural India, I am listening to Devudama tell her story in Telugu. Our translator sits between us with the neighbor's baby on her lap while the neighbor chats with a friend. The baby is busily gumming our translator's arm. Two dogs sleep in the sun, and children's clothing is drying on the slanted, low-hanging roof of the opposite hut.

"House Call in Hell" cited in Baptist Press article

By Baptist Press Staff

A Baptist Press article describing prison conditions in Haiti highlights Pulitzer Center reporting on Haiti's National Penitentiary by Antigone Barton and Steve Sapienza:

The men, by contrast, are imprisoned in Haiti's notorious National Penitentiary, a facility located just a few blocks from the country's National Palace in central Port-au-Prince that was known for squalid conditions before it was largely destroyed by the Jan. 12 quake.

LiveHopeLove.com featured in SubmarineChannel's top 10 web documentaries

"Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica" is featured in a list of the top 10 web documentaries according to SubmarineChannel, a visual culture platform in Amsterdam. SubmarineChannel calls "Hope" a "beautifully-designed reporting project by poet and writer Kwame Dawes sharing testimonies from Jamaican HIV victims, with cross-media contributions pulled together in a dramatically filmic visual style."