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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.

 

Cholera's March Across Haiti

At the origin of the cholera epidemic now spreading across the country, Dr. Wesler Lambert of Partners in Health explains how and why the disease has found fertile ground in Haiti.

Haiti: Cholera Crisis

William Wheeler discusses the cholera outbreak in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, which has left more than 1,200 people dead.

Earning the Trust of Haitians with HIV

Photographing and telling the stories of HIV positive Haitians after the earthquake requires sensitivity, earning the trust of the subject and allowing their common humanity to show through.

The Journey to Jessica

Telling the story of Jessica, a six-year-old girl in Guatemala with cerebal palsy who weighs just 16 pounds, proved to be a more emotional and difficult experience that expected.

Young Girl Gains Much More Than Mobility

Eleven years ago Dick Rutgers went to Guatemala on a wheelchair distribution and never left. On this day, he focuses his attention on Jessica, a six-year-old girl suffering from cerebral palsy who weighs just 16 pounds.

TB in Moldova

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Moldova's health system has struggled to cope and the country became vulnerable to a growing tuberculosis (TB) crisis.