Public health
Doctors advise against using Wikipedia for self-diagnosis and self-treatment. But many people use it to learn about medical conditions, therapies, drugs, and vaccines. Thus the reliability of w. contents can have a significant impact on public health.

We monitor sensitive health-related topics and rework articles subject to manipulation by corporations, government officials, and conspiracy theorists.

  • 1M+ views
    Our articles have been viewed more than one million times in 2022

  • 1-8 weeks
    An editor can spend many weeks working through a significant topic.
  • >30 articles
    We endeavor to update all our articles annually.
Tobacco smoking

Tobacco corporations manipulate w. to conceal their wrongdoings and conceal information about adverse health effects of their new products, such as tobacco heaters.

Russia is among the most smoking countries with over 300,000 people dying from smoking-related diseases each year. Since 2020, we rework core articles about smoking.

We hope that our explainers can help people make healthier individual decisions. We also promote best practices in tobacco control to aid the change of public health policies.

The prevalence of HIV is a serious public health issue in post-soviet countries like Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus with over 1.5 million HIV+ citizens combined.

Our articles provide a comprehensive overview of HIV/AIDS problem in post-soviet space to be used for educational means or public research.
Our articles
HIV/AIDS in Russia (also in English) × HIV/AIDS in Ukraine × HIV/AIDS in Belarus × HIV/AIDS in Kazakhstan × HIV/AIDS in Georgia × HIV/AIDS in Armenia × HIV/AIDS in Azerbaijan × HIV/AIDS in Tajikistan × HIV/AIDS in Turkmenistan × HIV/AIDS in Uzbekistan × HIV/AIDS in Kyrgyzstan × HIV/AIDS in Moldova

Articles about HIV/AIDS in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are scheduled for 2023. We also plan to create English versions of these articles.
Other issues

We also cover other topics related to public health and well-being. This can be much more cost-effective and efficient than treating illnesses and conditions after they occur. We aim to show the problems and indicate what policies and initiatives can be put in place to address these issues.
Our articles
Abortions in Russia × Tuberculosis in Russia × Monotowns in Russia × Homelessness in Russia

We are working on two crucial review topics — the Russian penitentiary system and suicide in Russia.

We keep an eye on articles about tobacco brands and known lobbyists of tobacco companies. We also specifically monitor PR agencies and authors working for Philip Morris International.

We also monitor the activity of pharmaceutical companies and persistent attempts to promote drugs with unproven efficacy.