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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.

 

Panic Has Subsided, But Cholera Remains in Haiti

Two years after the onset of cholera in Haiti, efforts to improve public health practices, such as hand-washing and drinking purified water, are paying off. Daily routines are changing—albeit slowly.

Haiti and Water Poverty

"Water poverty" is difficult to calculate and harder to conceptualize. After cholera erupted in Haiti, what does water poverty mean to Haitians in their daily life?

Free Healthcare: Betting on Brazil

Can healthcare be a fundamental right provided free of cost to all citizens? The developing world looks to the Brazilian model. Can Brazil pull it off?

A Home Run in Haiti

Two documentary filmmakers put pressure on the United Nations to accept the blame for Haiti's cholera outbreak—and they're doing it with a film about a young boy who loves baseball.

Haiti: Cholera on Paper

Don’t let the daily routine or closing of treatment centers fool you. Cholera is here to stay in Haiti, and people have the paper to prove it.

"Voices of Haiti" iBook on iTunes!

"Voices of Haiti," the second in the Pulitzer Center's series of iBooks on issues that matter, is now available. Visit the iTunes store to download a free sample or purchase the full book.

Water and Life in Cité Soleil

In Haiti's Cité Soleil, a poor water and sanitation infrastructure leaves a community at constant risk for water-borne illnesses.

Inside Japan Inc.: Suicide as Salvation

"I just feel irritated, exhausted and disgusted," Naoya Nishigaki wrote before committing suicide in 2006. "I know the cause of my depression is definitely work."