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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.

 

In Honduras, Drums Join the Battle Against AIDS

For centuries, drumming has been the signature sound of celebration for the Garifuna, an Afro-Caribbean people on the Atlantic coast of Central America. Now this music has found an additional purpose.

South Africa: Death for a Disability Grant

Receiving a disability grant in South Africa can be likened to winning the lottery. HIV positive residents who are poor may be forced to choose between their life and money to feed their families.

Cambodia: I'd Rather Have AIDS

The good news is that people in Cambodia are living longer. The bad news is they're getting chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Finding treatment is extremely difficult.