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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.

 

Is There an HIV Law in the Philippines?

The Philippines passed the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act in 1998. Back then, it was celebrated as a pioneering and groundbreaking. Now, activists say it is just archaic.

One World features Pulitzer Center's "Hope" project

OneWorld.net's April 1 Today's News section features the Pulitzer Center "Hope: Living and Loving with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica" project. For this project, poet and writer Kwame Dawes traveled to Jamaica to tell the stories of those living with the disease or caring for others. The result is a collection of essays, poems, video, music and photographs that capture a range of emotions and speak to resilience, hope and possibility often in the face of despair.

"Sons of Lwala" documentary premiers at Vanderbilt University

"Sons of Lwala," a film directed and produced by Pulitzer Center grantee Barry Simmons, follows two brothers from Kenya as they build their village's first clinic in dedication to their father who died of AIDS. The film premiered on March 27, 2008 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Loretta Tofani Wins IRE Gold Medal

Loretta Tofani's "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" series was awarded the 2007 Investigative Reporters and Editors' Gold Medal for medium sized newspapers.

Round One: Winning Essays

In March 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to launch its first round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Contest. Find the winning essays here.

Antigone Barton presents on HIV/AIDS at Indiana University, March 29-30

"Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean" reporter Antigone Barton will participate in the "Mobilizing and Engaging Communities for Global Health" Conference at Indiana University during March 29-30.

The conference, which is hosted by Americans for Informed Democracy, seeks to raise awareness amongst the younger population about international health issues such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as inspire students to strive for policy solutions.

Loretta Tofani interviews with the Washington Observer

Editor in Chief Lily Chen interviews Pulitzer Center grant-recipient Loretta Tofani about her "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" series. January 9, 2008, the Washington Observer (Mandarin Chinese), a World Security Institute publication. Lily interviews Loretta Tofani, an American journalist, about her call for people's attention to Chinese workers' benefits and rights.

Note: This article is in Mandarin Chinese.

HIV-AIDS in the Caribbean: Facing the Epidemic Just Off US Shores

This Saturday, December 1, is World AIDS Day, a moment each year for special focus on the epidemic. Two hours away from American shores people face this epidemic daily. The Dominican Republic and Haiti boast the highest rates in this hemisphere of the virus that leads to AIDS. And it is a story that has been overlooked in the American mainstream media.