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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.

 

What Will Cause the Next Pandemic?

Scientists and experts talk about how human activity has caused disease in the past, and how we’re creating more opportunities every day for a spillover.

Report Card

Report Card explores how the pandemic has exacerbated and brought attention to issues of inequity in public education.

The Next Super Virus

With a global health system stretched thin by new viruses, the next pandemic could be unthinkably close.

Coronavirus Child Brides

COVID-19 is leading to a rise in child marriages by families desperate for economic help in developing countries.

Migrant Farmers' Crops Connected to Their Lifeline

An exploration into the lives of migrant farmers in Florida fighting two invisible beasts; COVID-19 and severe weather. These migrant farmers are now working to save crops destroyed by Hurricane Eta.

Bhopal Gas Survivors in the Face of COVID-19

On 3rd December 1984, Bhopal was devastated by a leak of poison gas. With 60 percent of survivors already suffering from respiratory illness, how are adult survivors being affected by COVID-19?

The Tijuana Estuary

A binational, bilingual reporting project on the Tijuana Estuary, led by Voice of San Diego in partnership with Tijuana Press, delves into the decades-long issue of sewage and accountability.

Predicting the Coronavirus

This project will use data-driven storytelling to interpret the impact of interventions like masking and projections of the future spread of Covid-19.

Meet the Journalist: Katherine Lewin

Old buildings in Havana sometimes collapse without warning, killing or injuring their occupants. Journalist Katherine Lewin discusses the crisis. She traveled to Cuba with journalist Tracey Eaton.

Back to School: Catching up with the World

At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.

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