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A surgeon - Architect

In my country Peru, where the problem of ebola in the world showed up, we realized that none of the hospitals was prepared for the control of this disease. As I was participating in OpenIDEO with my design to leave the uncontaminated "protective suit" (PPE), I was asked to help design a place for treatment. From there emerged the two additional ideas that I put into this blog. The design a treatment center and how to pass food and medicine to the contaminated area. In December the construction of the center that helped design starts and hope that our contribution will serve to other countries.

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We see the whole problem, be an holistic
Two previous experiences were useful:
1. Fight against TB
2. Fight the ebola
That has generated sufficient knowledge to act as architects and design an environment for treating patients with Ebola

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I learned that what seemed obvious to me in a drawing. Required a video so that you can understand. "Ideas are hard to explain"

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Hi Raul this is an incredible story, thanks so much for sharing it with OpenIDEO. Please do share more about your progress. It'll be great to follow this project.