Monday, February 11, 2019 for immediate Release
WOGO Team Sets Medical Mission for Bolivia
Roanoke, Virginia – February 11, 2019 – Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) announces the location of their next medical mission. The team will travel to Santa Cruz, Bolivia to work in the Hospital San Juan de Dios, Santa Cruz.The team will be in Bolivia in January 2020.
Dr. Robyn Hakanson, WOGO surgeon and founding member stated, “This year, 2019, WOGO is celebrating 10 years of transforming lives in under-served global communities through the gift of mobility. Our group of female orthopaedic surgeons is proud of its successes of empowering, educating and engaging women and their larger communities. We are thrilled to announce our team’s 2020 medical mission to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The life-changing reconstructive knee surgeries our team will provide at Hospital San Juan de Dios will restore mobility and change lives, and that is really what WOGO is all about.”
Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (www.wogo.org) 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 (www.operationwalk.org), a nonprofit volunteer medical service organization that provides free surgical treatment in developing countries (and occasionally the United States) for patients that have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions. Twelve other Operation Walk teams have successfully completed missions in nine 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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WOGO Contact – Shawn Tylka, Marketing & Logistics Lead, WOGOmission@gmail.com 678-580-1804, www.wogo.org