Gbassay Kanu from Sierra Leone, fifteen years old, shake hands with the director of Mother’s Hostel in Accra. thumbnail
Mother’s Hostel, near Korle Bu hospital in Accra. thumbnail
Gbassay Kanu in the x-ray room at the Focos’ clinic in Accra. thumbnail
Gbassay Kanu in the x-ray room at the Focos’ clinic in Accra. thumbnail
Gbassay Kanu at the shared bathrooms of Mother’s Hostel. thumbnail
Mariatu Gbla 13 years old and Jusu Moseray 6 years old. thumbnail
Jusu Moseray (right), six years old, bide a fond farewell to Gbassay Kanu. thumbnail
Patients pray for Gbassay Kanu (right), before he is taken away for his surgery. thumbnail
Gbassay Kanu is taken to the operation theatre. thumbnail
Gbassay Kanu in the operation theatre. thumbnail
Korean doctor Yong Jung Kim. thumbnail
Korean doctor Yong Jung Kim (right) performs a very complicated spinal surgery. thumbnail
Jusu Moseray, six years old, at the Clinic of Focos. thumbnail
Orthopaedic surgeon Bess Shay examines Sheku Kamara. thumbnail
Desalegw Simsam, waits for his spinal operation. thumbnail
Gbassay Kanu’s x-rays. thumbnail
Focos, non-profit organization in Ghana thumbnail
Gbassay Kanu from Sierra Leone, fifteen years old, shake hands with the director of Mother’s Hostel in Accra.
Mother’s Hostel, near Korle Bu hospital in Accra.
Gbassay Kanu in the x-ray room at the Focos’ clinic in Accra.
Gbassay Kanu in the x-ray room at the Focos’ clinic in Accra.
Gbassay Kanu at the shared bathrooms of Mother’s Hostel.
Mariatu Gbla 13 years old and Jusu Moseray 6 years old.
Jusu Moseray (right), six years old, bide a fond farewell to Gbassay Kanu.
Patients pray for Gbassay Kanu (right), before he is taken away for his surgery.
Gbassay Kanu is taken to the operation theatre.
Gbassay Kanu in the operation theatre.
Korean doctor Yong Jung Kim.
Korean doctor Yong Jung Kim (right) performs a very complicated spinal surgery.
Jusu Moseray, six years old, at the Clinic of Focos.
Orthopaedic surgeon Bess Shay examines Sheku Kamara.
Desalegw Simsam, waits for his spinal operation.
Gbassay Kanu’s x-rays.
Focos, non-profit organization in Ghana

Gbassay Kanu from Sierra Leone, fifteen years old, shake hands with the director of Mother’s Hostel in Accra.

Mother’s Hostel, near Korle Bu hospital in Accra.

Gbassay Kanu in the x-ray room at the Focos’ clinic in Accra.

Gbassay Kanu in the x-ray room at the Focos’ clinic in Accra.

Gbassay Kanu at the shared bathrooms of Mother’s Hostel.

Mariatu Gbla 13 years old and Jusu Moseray 6 years old.

Jusu Moseray (right), six years old, bide a fond farewell to Gbassay Kanu.

Patients pray for Gbassay Kanu (right), before he is taken away for his surgery.

Gbassay Kanu is taken to the operation theatre.

Gbassay Kanu in the operation theatre.

Korean doctor Yong Jung Kim.

Korean doctor Yong Jung Kim (right) performs a very complicated spinal surgery.

Jusu Moseray, six years old, at the Clinic of Focos.

Orthopaedic surgeon Bess Shay examines Sheku Kamara.

Desalegw Simsam, waits for his spinal operation.

Gbassay Kanu’s x-rays.

Focos, non-profit organization in Ghana

Tuberculosis (TB) is once more widespread with an estimated 90 million new case over the past decade.
Spinal Tuberculosis is the most skeletal disease representing about 50% of the cases. The majority of the children with Spinal TB come from Sierra Leone. They stay at Mother’s Hostel, near Korle Bu hospital in Accra, where hopefully they are going to have their operation by Focos’ medical team.
FOCOS (The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine) is a non-profit organization, established in 1998 by Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei. Its mission is to provide affordable orthopedic and spine care to developing countries mainly in Ghana and throughout West Africa.