screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-4-47-37-pm

Join us for #GivingTuesday 11.29.16

“Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you’re giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.”      – Caroline Kennedy   We invite you to join the WOGO team in participating in 2016’s #GivingTuesday in support of our efforts to restore mobility in developing nations, and return to the Democratic Republic […]

Continue Reading

Caring for Congo

This weekend Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) was honored by the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, at their annual Caring for Congo Gala, for our work this past summer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The event was a wonderful celebration of all of the hard work that happened in the Congo in 2016 and the […]

Continue Reading
Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 3.45.47 PM

Memories and Moments

Thinking about our trip to the Congo brings up all kinds of memories. Traffic. Massive traffic. People walking in the road and just crossing the street wherever they feel like it.  And these are main roads, 4 lanes full of traffic. Cars and trucks finding a break in the traffic floor it and take off. […]

Continue Reading
Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 9.30.12 AM

Onesies, Crayons and SHOES!

Onesies, Crayons and SHOES! With our surgical days complete the rhythm of the trip changes.  We started our day with physical therapy with our patients, walking with them around the floor, doing exercises and chatting and smiling with them. At the same time the warehouse team and other WOGO team members work together packing materials […]

Continue Reading
FullSizeRender

Tumolt and Tears

Tumolt and Tears It’s been a long, emotional and tumultuous day for the WOGO and Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital staff. I’ll start with the good news.  The team completed a total of 42 knee replacements in 4 days of surgeries.  There are 42 brand-spanking new knees in the Congo.  The HBMM and WOGO teams worked […]

Continue Reading
Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 7.54.16 AM

The Importance of the Autoclave

The Importance of the Autoclave Our third day of surgery completed 10 additional joint replacements.  This brings the number of new knees to 38. Our surgical teams were slowed down today because the Autoclave failed during one of the cleaning processes between surgeries.  Two of our scheduled surgeries had to be pushed out to day […]

Continue Reading
Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 8.00.24 PM

Twenty-Eight

Our second day of surgery dawned and team was ready to dive in. Arriving at the hospital, eager to work we were dismayed to find out that the Autoclave had failed due to the fluctuating electrical current in the Congo. There was the potential that all of the scheduled surgeries wouldn’t happen. Hospital staff and […]

Continue Reading
Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 5.24.01 PM

A Throwback Thursday Blog…sort of

  A Throwback Thursday Blog…sort of In June we held our 7th annual Golf Tournament at the Pinehurst Resort. During our closing celebration and awards banquet Dr. Robyn Hakanson addressed our guests. Here are her remarks. Welcome. Bon Soir and Bienvenue! As you are all aware, we are headed to the Congo in 3 weeks. […]

Continue Reading