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WOGO Continues to be Part of the Global Giving Tuesday Movement

Roanoke, Virginia, November 1, 2022 – This Giving Tuesday, Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) will celebrate giving for the eighth year with our #Knees4WOGO campaign. WOGO believes in the power of the global giving movement. This Giving Tuesday, WOGO’s goal is to fund our patients’ total joint replacement surgeries for the team’s 2023 medical mission […]

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WOGO is seeking applicants for our Medical Mission Scholarship

Roanoke, Virginia – October 6, 2022 –  WOGO is seeking applicants for our Medical Mission Scholarships. Application is open to Medical Students, Orthopedic Residents and/or Fellows wishing to participate in our upcoming medical mission to Guyana in November 2023. All applications are due in their entirety by December 7, 2022. Applications should be submitted to […]

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NEWS: WOGO Team Sets Next Medical Mission

Wednesday, October 5 for immediate Release WOGO Team Sets Next Medical Mission Roanoke, Virginia – October 5, 2022 – Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) announces the location of their next medical mission. In 2023, the team will travel to Georgetown, Guyana to work in the Georgetown Public Hospital. Dr. Robyn Hakanson, WOGO surgeon and founding […]

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Nurse Alia models one of the handmade masks made by her neighborhood.

We’re ALL IN this Together

This week, our team was scheduled to travel to Georgetown, Guyana for our 6th medical mission to restore mobility. That didn’t happen. Last month we postponed our trip due to the global pandemic. It was the right thing to do, but it sure did break our hearts. We’ve kept in contact with our partners at […]

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Message regarding WOGO Guyana Medical Mission

Message regarding WOGO Guyana Medical Mission

March 11, 2020 We have made the difficult decision to postpone the Guyana medical mission due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation. There are several factors that have brought us to this decision. Most importantly, we are concerned about the possibility of unknowingly introducing the virus to Guyana and harming the people we are going there to serve. Above all, we […]

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Greetings Guyana

Last Saturday the WOGO pre-trip team visited Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana, to plan our 2020 Medical Mission there. We had excellent discussions with the Doctors and team at the hospital. It’s going to be an exciting trip – we are feeling really good about our upcoming time working there. Georgetown is Guyana’s capital. Nicknamed the […]

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Diagnosis: Thick Knees

The knee is “the largest and most complicated joint in the human body.[2] … Since in humans the knee supports nearly the whole weight of the body, it is the joint most vulnerable to both acute injury and to the development of osteoarthritis.” The WOGO Surgeons can repair the damage of osteoarthritis and rebuild or […]

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Medical Mission Announcement

WOGO News Announcement: With the continued political instability and US state department travel advisory (level 4), WOGO must continue to postpone our planned medical mission to Bolivia. We are changing the location for our 2020 trip. Our 2020 medical mission location will be the country Guyana. We will begin planning the trip immediately. We plan […]

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