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.


Cambodia: "Girls on Fire"

With the help of local NGOS, former sex workers in Cambodia are starting their own businesses, working in cafes or learning new trades such as sewing and screen printing.

Obstacles to Providing Oral Healthcare in Nepal

In Nepal, myths abound about the consequences of dental treatment. People fear deafness and blindness. New mothers are routinely told not to brush their teeth for two months after giving birth.