Last week Prof. Boachie-Adjei and his team traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, to provide follow-up care for patients and perform surgeries.
Nursing is a profession of giving, of dedication, and spiritual passion. And no one is exemplifying these qualities better than the nurses of FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital, as they continue to celebrated Annual Nurses Week of 2016. Spearheaded by the FOCOS Nursing Leadership and the entire nursing team, this week of events sought out to highlight the often underrepresented work that the country’s nurses do for the healthcare community.
Interview of Professor Obeneba Boachie-Adjei on Joy News April 24, 2016 featuring FOCOS patient, Jemima, pictured here on the left.
March 19, 2016 Dr. Boachie-Adjei was inducted into the Global Medical Mission Hall of Fame.
John Francis Delina (Francis) is a twelve-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with severe scoliosis (severe thoracolumbar dextrorotoscolios with kyphosis). The severe 110 degree S curvature of Francis’ spine will eventually result in pressure on the lungs. As the curvature progresses, doctors have determined that it is likely that his lungs will be eventually be punctured as the pressure increases. Paralysis is also a foreseeable risk in the future should the condition go untreated.
The former UN Secretary-General, Busumubru Kofi Annan paid a visit to FOCOS Othopaedic Hospital at Pantang in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016. Mr. Annan, who was on a familiarization tour of the hospital, met with FOCOS President and Founder, Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, the Chief Administrative Officer, Mrs. Leticia Osei-Poku and the Development Manager, Mr. Kingsley Asiedu Koranteng, both of the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital.
Long-time FOCOS volunteers, Diane Gums and Phyllis D'Ambra, have teamed up with former FOCOS Board Member, Bettye Wright, to create the Spinal and Orthopedic Screening Program in Ghana. Diane and Phyllis, who are nurses at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, have donated their time and professional expertise for the past several years, traveling to Ghana at least once per year.
Emeritus FOCOS Board Member and long-time volunteer, Bettye Wright, was recently honored at the 8th Annual FOCOS Gala in New York City this past September. Bettye has dedicated nearly two decades of her life to FOCOS patients and their families. To pay tribute to Bettye, FOCOS Volunteer, Elise Geithner, put together this heartwarming anecdote.