NEWS: WOGO Team Sets Next Medical Mission

Map showing location of TanzaniaRoanoke, Virginia – January 11, 2024 – Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) announces the location of their next medical mission. In 2025, the team will return to Arusha, Tanzania to work at the Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) hospital.

Dr. Robyn Hakanson, WOGO surgeon and founding member stated, “We are so delighted with the work we do as the WOGO team. In 2014, we had an incredible medical mission at ALMC. We are excited that we will be returning to the hospital to continue our work transforming lives in under-served global communities through the gift of mobility. Our group of female orthopedic surgeons is proud of our success of empowering, educating and engaging women and their larger communities. We are thrilled to announce our team’s 2025 medical mission to Tanzania. The life-changing reconstructive knee surgeries our team will provide will restore mobility and change lives, and that is what WOGO is all about.”

Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach ( is a nonprofit volunteer medical service organization led by female orthopaedic surgeons. They have seen first-hand the power of joint replacement surgery to transform the lives of those who suffer from arthritis, the most disabling chronic disease in the world.

WOGO is incorporated as a team of Operation Walk (, a nonprofit volunteer medical service organization that provides free surgical treatment in developing countries (and occasionally the United States) for patients who have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions. Nineteen other Operation Walk teams have successfully completed missions in many different countries. The team has joined their global campaign because, although joint replacement surgeries have been performed on thousands of patients, millions more are needed.

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