Cancer is often considered a disease of affluence, but about 70 percent of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Explore this interactive map to learn about cancers that disproportionately affect poorer countries.
The map accompanies the radio and special online series, produced by PRI’s The World in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center. In Joanne Silberner’s five-part series we meet patients, doctors, and public health advocates on the front lines—and explore the political, cultural, and logistical obstacles that make tackling cancer so difficult across most of the globe.
(Photo by Jason Hayes/Pulitzer Center)
With over 7,000 dead and annual epidemics after the rainy season, more than 15,000 cholera-affected Haitians joined together to file a legal complaint against the UN on November 3, 2011. The case asserts that UN troops from Nepal brought cholera to Haiti when their sewage contaminated a tributary of the Artibonite River in October 2010.
The Pulitzer Center is proud to announce the publication of its first iBook: “In Search of Home,” a multimedia exploration of statelessness that focuses on the Rohingya from Burma, the Nubians of Kenya, and people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic.
A gold rush is shaping up in Haiti’s north. Some – like the new prime minister – say the $20 billion worth of copper, silver and gold buried in the country’s hills could help Haiti escape its dependency on foreign aid and rebuild from the devastating 2010 earthquake.
In a nation with unemployment as high as 70%, where more than half the population lives on less than $1 a day, and where most of the government’s budget is paid for with foreign assistance, the buried treasure sounds like El Dorado. Speaking at the Senate this month, the international telecommunications entrepreneur Laurent Lamothe said: “Our subsoil is rich in minerals. Now is the time to dig them up.”
But many are nervous that the mines will be boom for foreign investors and bust for local communities and the state coffers. Licences are being awarded behind the closed doors of a government whose slogan is “Haiti is open for business”.