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Wishing you many blessings in 2017

We consider you to be one of ours! As we step into this new year, we wanted to thank you for all of the support you provide to WOGO, by following our adventures, attending our events, and your generous donations. We had a busy and exciting 2016. We: Completed the first-ever joint replacement surgeries in […]

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WOGO Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

WOGO Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Pledges to return to DRC to continue their mission of restoring mobility through life-altering joint replacement surgeries— ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – November 18, 2016 – Women Orthopaedic Global Outreach (WOGO) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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100 Days!

Today marks 100 days until the WOGO team begins departures for Democratic Republic of Congo for our medical mission in Kinshasa at the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital. Planning is underway  – booking hotels, dinners, transportation, outreach programs and all of the logistics required to keep a team of 50 moving and working. Team members are […]

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Mission Update – D.R.C

Mission Update – Press Announcement Wednesday, January 27, 2016 for immediate Release WOGO Team Medical Mission to Congo with Dikembe Mutombo Foundation Scheduled Mt Airy, NC January 27, 2016 – Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (www.WOGO.org) announced the location of their next medical mission in June 2015. The team will be traveling with the Dikembe Mutombo […]

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