Innovation in Coroico
The following update from the Multi-Specialty Mission Trip to Coroico, Bolivia, features a visual series of explanatory photos: [gallery ids="968,972,973,974,975"]
Francisco, 72, is from Tocana. Missioner Dr. Mark Ottolin rules out heart problems using the mobile echocardiogram he brought, and prescribes an inhaler. Dr. Jorge Castillo, a Bolivian doctor collaborating with the Solidarity Bridge team, helps Francisco learn to inhale the medication properly using an "artisanal mask" that the Bolivian medical team makes. It's a sterilized, empty IV bottle with openings to fit the inhaler and face. How’s that for innovation?