The TORCH/WALC for Orthopedic Surgery

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Ghana, like many developing countries, desperately needs a lasting medical presence that will address health problems for the long haul.  The TORCH/WALC Orthopedic Center will be that presence in Ghana.  Click here to watch a short video about the TORCH/WALC Orthopedic Center.   Since its independent in 1957, Ghana has struggled with poverty and outdated beliefs regarding illness which keep […]

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Dr. Marotta and Vince Morgera of Stryker Corp. with the new U.S.  Ambassador to the Holy See, the Hon. Kenneth Hackett and his wife, Joan.

 Medical Diplomacy    November, 2014  For many millennia the World has struggled through political upheaval, warfare and natural disaster. Our conflicts and disagreements are many and our powers to overcome our differences are few. Government officials, faith leaders, sport and entertainment celebrities, etc. have failed to bring our diverse ideals closer. We are constantly at […]



The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is undermining the very existence of the fragile societies it has invaded. The people, churches and governments of the region have reached out to Medicus Christi to ask for assistance in their struggle to deal with the current crisis and future healthcare emergencies. Our BREAK EBOLA campaign is […]

Who Is Medicus Christi?

Joe_Marotta_OR_3Several years ago, Dr. Joseph Marotta, an orthopedic surgeon from upstate New York became inspired to share his knowledge and skills with the needy peoples of Africa. With the help and guidance of his local pastor and the support of Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana now at the Vatican, the idea that would become Medicus Christi (MC) was born.  Learn More



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