The COVID-19 pandemic further complicates a global fight to end female genital cutting.
In northern Kenya, researchers are working to prevent a dangerous coronavirus – Mers – from jumping from camels to humans again. But climate change is making their job more difficult.
We learn about the global collaborations taking place and hear from the individuals working to avoid 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.
Leading scientists discuss the diseases they focus their time and effort on, and why they might cause the next pandemic.
Over the course of the pandemic, Edwine Barasa has worked with epidemiologists to reveal the surprisingly small impact of the disease in Kenya—so far.
When Kenya’s schools closed, many children were left more vulnerable. Some local volunteers took it upon themselves to step in.
In Africa, researchers are trying to answer a crucial question that has gotten relatively little attention: Could cheap, widely available drugs prevent patients with mild illness from becoming severely sick?
"When you have a family to feed, kids to pay school fees for, rents to pay, a loan to pay, and your work is too much and exploitative, what happens?" a driver said.
In northern Kenya, climate change and COVID-19 threaten to reverse gains made in the fight against child marriage.
As Nairobi deals with a water shortage amidst the pandemic, and water cartels illegally cut into pipes, how are slum dwellers accessing water that is so critical to fight the spread of infection?
Kenya Is Trying to End Child Marriage. But Climate Change Is Putting More Young Girls at Risk.
Drivers using the Uber app are drowning in the debt that they took on to work with the company—to the point that their work is essentially indentured servitude.
Officially, the United States has one military base in Africa. But extensive reporting has revealed the existence of a network of secret military bases and outposts across the continent.
As the world tries to contain COVID-19 pandemic, how are already-vulnerable and water-scarce communities in Nile River basin containing the disease while ensuring local economies do not collapse?
In northern Kenya, climate change threatens to reverse recent gains made in the fight against child marriage and female genital mutilation, but fierce advocates are fighting to stop the trend.
Is the 2011 federal Prohibition of FGM Act in Kenya enough to end the practice of female genital mutilation? FGM is deeply rooted in Kenyan cultures, and critics say the law is not enough.
As world water shortages worsen, foreign companies are scooping up fertile land in the Nile River basin. But how are some of the world’s poorest countries affected? Water Journalists Africa reports.
Entrepreneurs and investors are rewriting the rules of business, challenging conventional growth principles to build an economy fueled by transparency and equality.
Despite death threats, environmentalist Phyllis Omido is fighting the Kenyan government, demanding compensation for residents of a slum outside Mombasa plagued by lead poisoning for over a decade.
What does it mean to be a refugee? What is it like to live in and go to school at a refugee camp? "A Special Kind of School" takes young readers to Kenya to visit the classrooms of refugee students.
The effectiveness of foreign aid is hotly debated, but the voices of aid recipients are often missing from the conversation. This project gathered reports from citizens using mobile phone surveys and then investigated their claims.
Kenya is on a fast-track to becoming a leader of the technology industry in Africa over the next decade. This project examines the challenges women face in this burgeoning sector.
Across Africa, the era of U.S. and European hegemony is ending. As China fills the gap, the continent is changing in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
“What Went Wrong?” is a citizen journalism project that focuses a critical lens on failed foreign aid interventions.
In a densely populated village outside Mombasa in Kenya, the effects of industrial pollution continue to harm inhabitants. Deborah Bloom chronicles an activist's fight against it.
Take a look inside the classrooms at Kakuma refugee camp and see how the children are struggling to stay in school.
NBC News producer Janelle Richards traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to report on the technology industry. Hear more about her trip to the region.
Journalists Noah Fowler and Jonathan Kaiman discuss their three-part series on China's growing role in Africa.
"Bridge International Academies" is a for-profit company that seeks to educate some of the world’s poorest children. Its Silicon Valley investors call it “revolutionary.” Others are skeptical.
Meet Beatrice Obwocha, a Kenyan journalist reporting on road safety.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin reported in Kenya on corruption, Al-Shabaab, and radical recruitment. They embedded with militarized police and interviewed radicals, corrupt cops, and a Shabaab fighter.
Paul Nevin and Joanne Silberner explore ways that public health students can leverage news media to communicate health issues in an engaging, accessible way.
Nairobi-based freelance journalist Ariel Zirulnick discusses her project, "Kenya Abandons the North East to Al Shabab."
Laura Bassett and Jake Naughton traveled to Kenya to take a close look at the devastating impact of a United States policy on the abortion rights of rape victims around the world.
Interviews and images from the field of Jessica Hatcher, Guillaume Bonn and Marc Hofer.
Grantees Fredrick Mugira and Ejiro Umukoro share their experiences covering pervasive environmental and social issues in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Sucked Dry" investigates the effects of foreign land grabs in the Nile River Basin on 11 African countries.
Since April, over 120 elementary students have learned about how migrants and refugees who are children learn and go to school around the world with the Pulitzer Center's In Their Shoes workshop
Journalist and editor Jaime Joyce led a webinar for students about how children learn under conditions of migration and displacement.
This week: How global warming is thawing the arctic, children in a Peruvian mining town are suffering negative health effects, and in Kenya refugee children from 19 countries live together.
The team that made "To End AIDS?" received a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
This week: The overlap of Beijing's economic and geopolitical goals, the rise of chronic diseases in violent regions, and grantee Dan Grossman discusses the art of covering climate change.
Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour series wins a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
The six-part PBS NewsHour series evaluates the state of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, asking whether we can soon end the disease.
This week: Zika's intercontinental hop, a look inside Russia, and developmental deficiencies from poverty.
This week: for-profit schools in the most impoverished places; identifying bodies from the U.S.-Mexico border; and age-based asylum in Sweden.
"Global Health" panelists discussed current initiatives, the future of public health, funding, and the importance of giving communities a voice in their own treatment.
In this lesson, students will analyze the challenges facing communities in Kenya and Hong Kong in stopping COVID-19 and compare their responses to other places' around the world.
In this workshop, elementary students will learn what it means to be a refugee, explore how four child migrants around the world go to school, and reflect on common threads between their lives.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
Students will explore literary journalism by learning about what life is like for children who live in and got to school at Kakuma refugee camp.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Through this webquest, students use several different projects on the "Downstream" web portal to examine the impact of water resources on a wide range of communities around the world.
This is a multi-week unit on water rights and access. Students examine the causes of water shortages across the globe and explore solutions to ensure that all people have access to clean, safe...
The hungriest people in Africa are its farmers. Africa is one of the largest continents in the world and farming is the biggest way to obtain financial means and food.