Organizing volunteer work camps in Amajari, RR in multiple years was for me a unique and unforgettable experience from which I took many lessons.
From the standpoint of medicine, the main learning was the need to be prepared and know how to improvise.
Some friends have suggested that I write a book of these experiences about improvisation, I doubt if anyone would read it, but either way, I'll be logging here to remember the most interesting topics:
- Containing an AIDS epidemic with improvised tests
- Endotracheal intubation without a laryngoscope
- Learn to diagnose malaria in the microscope with an illiterate technician.
The most astounding improvisation we published in a paper.
Some friends did a documentary about our adventures there. It went to a film festival and the teaser you'll find below: