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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.

 

Sri Lanka: Love, Hope and Leprosy

Premawathe Ukuna and Maha Puthiasay are one of several couples at the Hendala Leprosy Hospital, Sri Lanka. Ross Velton visited to find out what life is like as part of a forgotten generation.

Hunting for Help in South America

With potential treatments for Huntington's disease on the horizon, questions of responsibility towards Latin American communities are being felt acutely. Will they ever reap the benefits of research?