Several years ago Dr. Joseph Marotta, an orthopedic surgeon from New York, decided to devote the rest of his life to helping the poor of Africa obtain better medical services. With the help of Faith-based, governmental, private industry and individual support, Medicus Christi, Ltd. was born.
Our goal at MC is to create self-sustaining healthcare systems by partnering with our brothers and sisters overseas in solidarity. Not as transient, itinerent visitors to regions in need but as long term collegues in the effort to promote autonomously developed programs to advance the well being of all who suffer under the burden of inadequate medical access.
Surgical services including the care and treatment of truama and accident related injury are particularly lacking in most of the Developing Word. Medicus Christi, Ltd. understands the process of developing human capcity as well as providing the necessary technology to “jump start” this effort.
With the financial resources of philanthropically minded inviduals and groups along with the volunteerism of compassionalte professionals, caregiving can be ramped up quickly. Once our facilities are in place, we can then begin the ultimate solution for long term development. Namely, the programs that foster the training and modern medical education of rising healthcare leadership throughout regions of limited economic resources.
Our first project, located in Ghana, West Africa is an Orthopedic Hospital and Learning Center that is slated to become the largest facility of its kind on the African Continent.
We plan to use the lessons learned in this initial endeavor as a model for other medical projects all over the Developing World. There is no lack of need and no limit to what can be achieved through the benevolent efforts of compassionate people working in solidarity.