focos overview

-Helping the world stand tall

The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) is a non-profit organization, established in 1998 in the United States and Ghana by Dr Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, who was Chief of the Scoliosis Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill-Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.

Our Mission

FOCOS mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopaedic care to those who would not otherwise have access to such treatment. In particular, FOCOS seeks to enhance access to optimal surgical and non-surgical care for patients with disabling musculoskeletal disorders including complex spine deformities and pediatric orthopaedic problems in underserved regions. It began as a dream of the founder to see the best care reach the underserved in his native country, Ghana and the sub-Saharan region.

FOCOS is sustained by donations and sponsorships through fundraising in the USA and Ghana and has been able to realize close to Twenty Million United States Dollars ($20,000,000.00) from over 11,000 donors since its inception. FOCOS has been able to use the funds to support patients and the construction of the current FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital, here in Accra, Ghana.

The 70bed FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital, commissioned in 2012, is fully accredited to operate both inpatient and outpatient departments. Some facilities on campus include state of the art Radiology, Laboratory and Physiotherapy departments and the services offered include Emergency, Ambulance, Pharmacy, Cafeteria and Laundry services. The hospital is also preparing towards accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the internationally recognized body for the accreditation of hospitals. A JCI accredited hospital stands for optimal quality of care.

Since its establishment in 1998, FOCOS has seen over 55,000 patients in clinic visits and conducted close to 3,000 complex spine, joint replacement and other surgeries on patients needing treatment for various musculoskeletal diseases. These conditions include various forms of spinal disorders, joint disorders and other neurological conditions affecting the spine, bone, nerves, muscle and joints.

FOCOS has hosted over 500 international volunteers from all over the world including surgeons, nurses and physical therapists. We at FOCOS take this opportunity to thank all patients, volunteers, local medical partners, donors, sponsors and all others who have contributed in any way to help make the FOCOS story a success.


We constantly invest in high-end infrastructure