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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.

 

India: Love, Engagement, Abuse

In patriarchal India, women confront many issues, including rampant domestic violence, sex-selective abortions and forced marriage. In Dharavi, a Mumbai slum, one woman overcomes these obstacles.

Indian Widows: Seeking Shelter from Krishna

Reports describe “pitiable,” “pathetic,” and “humiliating” living conditions of thousands of widows who congregate in holy towns in Uttar Pradesh, but one also finds friendship and humor and loyalty.

India: Choke Point Kolkata

Chemical and solid waste disposal wreak havoc on the air, water and soil in and around Kolkata, India, a city with a population of more than 14 million, where only 10 percent of waste is recycled.