Brazil's water shortages
Experts explain how residents in favela and cortiço communities live with clean water shortages while trying to protect themselves against disease.
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Failing the urban poor
Dr Deljana Iossifova, Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies, School of Environment, Education and Development, and Senior Professor Norma Valencio, Consultant on the Sociology of Disasters, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, share their views about the risks to public health for Brazilian residents in urban dwellings.