a doctor in the Philippines

How a single doctor fights to keep COVID-19 from reaching his rural town

Anthony Cortez protects the 56,000 residents of Bambang, Philippines, through contact tracing, quarantine—and gossip

Anthony Cortez is the only community doctor serving Bambang, a town of 56,000 people in the Philippines. In addition to providing primary healthcare to the many residents who can't afford a private doctor, Cortez leads the town's fight against the coronavirus.

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