Jens Erik Gould has been a correspondent at Bloomberg News, covering Mexico’s economy and drug war. He has also reported for TIME Magazine from Los Angeles and from Caracas, Venezuela for The New York Times, National Public Radio and Platts. The beats Jens Gould has covered have ranged from politics to the economy, from sports to music. He has reported from Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Vietnam, Honduras, the U.S. and other countries.
Originally from Los Angeles, Jens Erik Gould is also creator, producer and host of the documentary series Bravery Tapes, which tells stories of human struggle and courage. He graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan, has earned a Fulbright scholarship and has received two Pulitzer Center grants for reporting.
On a recent morning in a Ho Chi Minh City intensive-care unit, Cao Thi My Hanh sat crying and clutching her 5-month-old granddaughter, Nguyen Dang Thanh Phuong. More than a month earlier she had noticed the baby coughing and struggling to breathe.
Two years ago a colleague and I were awarded a grant for a reporting project on the subject of HIV prevention. We chose our location and pitched the story, and soon two major media outlets were on board to publish our work. One year later we were awarded a subsequent grant to conduct a reporting project on tuberculosis.
The Afro-Caribbean people known as the Garifuna have a rich tradition of music, dance and storytelling much like their forebears. They also have another parallel to Africa: a severe HIV and AIDS epidemic. The Garifuna are using their culture as a weapon to fight the spread of the virus.
In a poor neighborhood along the banks of the Saigon River, Tran Ngoc Tam and his wife sat inside a one-room dwelling so tiny it could barely fit a bed. Tam spoke intermittently between frequent bouts of coughing and grimacing, products of his painful battle with tuberculosis.
Photographs by David Rochkind. HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - On a recent morning in an intensive care unit, Cao Thi My Hanh sat clutching her 5-month-old granddaughter. Hanh had tears in her eyes and was fearful the tiny baby might not survive her battle with tuberculosis.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam-Motorcycles are everywhere on the streets, alleys and sidewalks of Ho Chi Minh City, and the entryway to this district health center is no different. Every morning, patients arrive here on bikes to wait for their daily dose of medicine.
In the village of Corozal in Honduras, men ready boats for fishing excursions and boys play soccer on a beach lined with thatched huts. On a sandy lot next to the town's main street, two teenage boys begin playing drums while women sing.
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