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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.

 

Romania: Beekeeper Refuses to Leave His Hives

Remus Cenusa is one of the last 40 residents in a Romanian village who is refusing a resettlement offer from Rosia Montana Gold Corporation. The beekeeper wants to remain under the buzz of his bees.

Reproductive Rights: Changing Attitudes in Brazil

As the influence of the Roman Catholic Church wanes in Brazil, novelas (TV soap operas) shape views on women's reproductive rights. The birth rate—6 children per woman in 1960—has decreased to 1.9 today.

Sewage Science: Anatomy of a Grab Sample

Using simple, low-tech methods, Indian public health officials sample sewage in Mumbai, New Delhi and Patna to learn where polioviruses originate and to locate children in need of vaccination.

An HIV Activist Comes Home

Carol Nyirenda’s journey to fight HIV took her around the world, to three continents, in five weeks. Now she has come home again to Lusaka, to organize women living with the epidemic.