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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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Planning is ON!

Announcing a new location for WOGO is always exciting. Sharing our next TWO locations made us very proud. It means that WOGO is growing up and able to plan further ahead which is great for everyone. Planning for a medical mission trip takes many tiny steps and several large ones. Our beginning steps include picking […]

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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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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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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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