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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.

 

Poland: After the Shale Gas Bubble

A year on, Dimiter Kenarov re-examines the shale gas bubble that fueled his investigation into hydraulic fracturing and sustainable energy resources, from Poland to Pennsylvania.

India: A Ticking Time Bomb

Diabetes, cancer and cardio vascular diseases are no longer just problems for western countries. In India they are now the leading cause of every second death.

Chronic Diseases Underestimated in India

Chronic diseases are not only increasing in developed countries, but also in developing countries such as India. However, unlike patients in Germany, patients in India can hardly get treatment.

A Race Against Resistance

Several African nations could strike a major blow against malaria by sacrificing some older drugs. Can they make it work?