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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.

 

Love in the Time of COVID-19

Thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic from a public health-trained physician and a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2015 Reporting Fellow Alum.

India: Polio-Free and Looking Ahead at mHealth

During two days in February, 170 million children will be vaccinated for polio in India. And in the last two years, none of them have seen polio. India moves on from polio and forays into mHealth.

Cambodia: An Emerging Epidemic of Silent Diseases

Like many poor countries, Cambodia is being hit by hypertension and diabetes epidemics. Most charities focus on infectious diseases. Can anything stop these chronic conditions from killing millions?

A Steady Hand for Haiti

An Iowa-based medical team has been traveling to rural Haiti for years, assisting residents with health crises while searching for long-term ways to help the people improve their own situations.

The Forgotten: HIV and the Garifuna of Honduras

The Garifuna have historically been forgotten in Honduras and currently face one of the highest HIV rates in the Western Hemisphere. Traditional music and dance help raise awareness.

Chaupadi: Nepali Women's Monthly Exile

In rural western Nepal, many women are sent to live in animal sheds while they are menstruating. This ingrained cultural practice, called chaupadi, can wreak unintended havoc on their health.

A Risky Recipe: Fast Food Boom in Dubai

While the fast food industry in the United Arab Emirate's flourishes, a dramatic increase in obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes threatens the nation’s health.

Thailand's Trash: Is There Room For Sustainability?

In Thailand, one of the world's most rapidly developing countries, sustainability often takes the backseat to economic growth. But rising levels of pollution and depletion could be disastrous.

This Week: Saving Child Lives

A new Pulitzer Center interactive map spotlights a remarkable success, and one that has gone under-reported — the extraordinary decline in the rate of child mortality.

This Week: The White Plague

Pulitzer Center grantee Meera Senthilingam, in a report for CNN Health, notes that tuberculosis has long been known as a disease of poverty.