Friday, March 27, 2009
World class NYC based Ghanian surgeon performs spinal surgery through his FOCOS Foundation in West Africa
FOCOS (The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine) is a non-profit organization established in 1998 by Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei. The mission of FOCOS is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopedic and spine care to underserved communities in Ghana and throughout West Africa. Through its international network of world-class volunteer surgeons and other medical providers, the FOCOS vision is to create a sustainable infrastructure that encourages local capacity building and professional development in these areas. Dr. Boachie-Adjei makes multiple trips a year to Ghana to perform complex surgeries on children who would could never dream of having their severe scoliosis corrected. Dr. Boachie-Adjei is head of the Scoliosis department at the world class Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City www.hss.edu. Dr. Boachie is well known in his field and is often called a 'miracle' doctor but remains committed to Africa and to employing his skills in it development. To support his work and learn more about the foundation check out www.orthofocos.org.