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WOGO is seeking Applicants for our Medical Mission Scholarship

APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who applied and who expressed interest. Application is open to Medical Students, Orthopaedic Residents and/or Fellows wishing to participate in our upcoming medical mission to Cuba in April 2018. Please download and complete the application and return to WOGO via US Mail following the instructions on the […]

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PRESS RELEASE – WOGO Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

PRESS RELEASE  WOGO Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Support Upcoming Medical Missions to Restore Mobility in Developing Nations  Roanoke, VA October 4, 2017 – Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. […]

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Habana Vieja

Last week our Team Leaders were in Havana, Cuba conducting the Pre-Trip for our upcoming, 2018 medical mission. The trip was a success and the WOGO team will dive right into the detailed planning and programming for the April trip. A Pre-Trip is an important part of every medical mission. On the trip, team leaders […]

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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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