Teaching local doctors and nurses is one of Interplast's highest priorities. By sharing our knowledge, we help other countries become more self-sufficient. Local doctors and nurses can perform many more surgeries over the course of a year than we can on a two week trip. Each trip we try to teach as much as possible, and we usually get a great response.
To hear more from the rest of the Interplast surgical volunteer team and their patients in La Paz, Bolivia, check out the La Paz, Bolivia surgical trip blog.