Public Health

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.


Syria: My Lawless Summer

The Syrian National Coalition projects a unified front but is devoid of legal agency. Mothers in exile hope for newborns to be certified at birth; students wonder who will validate their exams.

Peru: Trees on the Move

Part II: Wake Forest tropical biologist Miles Silman was attracted to the rain forests of southern Peru to study forest mechanics. Global warming made him shift his focus.

A Look at Global Warming from the Peruvian Andes

Part I: In the first segment of a five-part radio series, reporter Justin Catanoso takes listeners into the jungle in Peru's Amazon basin to witness the impact of global warming in the tropics.