Neurosurgery in the Amazon Rainforest: Providing voice and care for newly-contacted communities
Monday, June 25, 2018
Dr. Erik L. Jennings Simões works deep in the Amazon rainforest, where he founded the first public service neurosurgery unit. For 18 years, he has operated on patients with specific diseases contracted in the forest and accidents. He divides his time between a municipal hospital and a small hospital in the middle of the forest, where he cares for the Zo’é people, an indigenous recently-contacted tribe.