This is how cities in the Global South can fight COVID-19 most effectively

A combination photo shows healthcare workers Vasti Portela, 48, Jimmy Teixeira Acha, 30, Dieree?Katura Porto, 32, Luana Gisele Dadamo, 20, Felipe Daiko, 25, Rodrigo Meirelles, 23, Caroline Pereira, 20 and Daniela Quiaratto, 42, as they pose for pictures at a field hospital set up at a sports gym, to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 6, 2020. Pictures taken May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli - RC2UJG9UDMKU

Healthcare workers photographed at a field hospital in Santo Andre, Brazil Image: REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Miguel Lago
Executive Director, Instituto de Estudos para Políticas de Saúde
Robert Muggah
Co-founder, SecDev Group and Co-founder, Igarapé Institute
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