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.


India: The Rising Tide of E-Waste

Every year, 50 million tons of electronic waste are produced globally. Much of the refuse finds its way to countries like India, where toxic accumulation in water and soil loom large.

India: The Future Looks Bleak

More and more people in India are suffering from non-communicable diseases. But either they can't afford a treatment or they are not even aware of their disease.