48 Knee Replacements in 4 Days
Elvira Williams, Exec. Director of AHEAD, Inc. invited WOGO, Women’s Orthopedist Global Outreach, to provide services to seniors in Tanzania two years ago. Seven female surgeons completed 48 knee replacements in 4 & 1/2 days at ALMC Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania in June of this year. These seven surgeons provided free surgical care to older women and men in Arusha, who have suffered for many years in pain, some who had not been able to walk for years. I was pleased to participate as a volunteer with this medical mission, translating for WOGO providers and providing assistance and encouragement for such courageous and appreciative patients. What an Awesome Experience for the 50 volunteers from the US!