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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.

 

The Voice of the $1-A-Day Polio Worker

More than 2 million vaccinators come together to immunize India's 170 million children under the age of 5 against polio. Why do they do it? Certainly cannot be for the pay.

A Steady Hand for Haiti: The Lullaby

Photojournalist Mary Chind recalls the memorable beginning of a trip for American volunteers who traveled to rural Haiti with Community Health Initiative.

Honduras: The Unafraid

In the face of discrimination some people choose to make their HIV status publicly known. They set an example in their towns, helping to fight the sigma that exists.