25 Years of Helping the World Stand Tall: FOCOS celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the Ziegfeld Theater, marking 25 years of helping the world stand tall.


FOCOS recently commemorated its remarkable 25-year journey with a spectacular gala event held at the prestigious Ziegfeld Theater in New York City on September 22, 2023. The gala, aptly titled the “2023 FOCOS Gala: 25 Years Dedicated to Hope, Healing and Recovery,” was a momentous occasion that marked the organization’s first official in-person gathering since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020.

A Legacy of Service

Since its inception, FOCOS has been dedicated to providing access to high-quality, affordable, and specialized orthopedic care to individuals primarily in Ghana and across the broader African region. Over the past 25 years, the hospital has left an indelible mark on the lives of over 85,000 patients, performing more than 3,500 complex surgeries and impacting countless communities worldwide.

Global Collaboration and Support

The success of FOCOS would not have been possible without the unwavering support of its dedicated team and the contributions of 577 volunteer doctors and medical professionals from over 10 countries. This global collaboration has been instrumental in advancing orthopedic care and education, bringing hope and healing to patients in need.

A Night to Remember

The 2023 FOCOS Gala was a night filled with inspiration, entertainment, and heartfelt gratitude. Attendees had the opportunity to celebrate the organization’s achievements, renew their commitment to its mission, and make a real difference in the lives of those who depend on FOCOS for care.

Honoring Humanitarian Figures

The gala also provided an opportunity to recognize the invaluable support of humanitarian figures such as Bloomberg Philanthropies, 33 Spine Align, CRANE, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Major Family Foundation, Broadridge, and among other benevolent individuals. Their generosity and commitment have been instrumental in advancing the work of FOCOS Hospital and ensuring that its impact continues to grow.

A Bright Future Ahead

As FOCOS looks ahead to the future, it remains steadfast in its commitment to providing exceptional orthopedic care and services to patients in need. With the continued support of its dedicated team, volunteers, donors, and partners, FOCOS will continue to change lives and make a lasting impact for years to come.