ALPHA DOCTORS MISSION IN LIBERIA
Seven (7) medical doctors, all members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated , arrived in Liberia on February 15, 2013 with the sole purpose of serving humanity by providing free surgeries and other medical services to Liberians in Monrovia and other counties.
Led by Dr. Rahn Kennedy Baily, President of the National Medical Association (NMA) of the United States, the distinguished Alpha Doctors made daily rounds at J.F.K. Hospital, Redemption Hospital, Jackson F. Doe, Sr. Memorial Hospital, ELWA and other medical facilities in and out of the capital. The group pledged to collaborate with members of the Liberian Medical community in providing quality medical care for Liberians. The group is also planning to build a second medical college outside of Monrovia.
During a special dinner hosted in honor of the visiting brothers, the local chapter headed by T. Nelson Williams, II (Chapter President) appreciated the delegation for living up to the fraternity’s creed of manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind. Williams said, “this is the kind of selfless service that is expected of each of us. I want to commend Bro. Glover and the entire U. S. medical team for the services rendered to our people. Brothers I hope that this is the beginning of your long-term commitment to Liberia”.
At the dinner held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the Royal Grande Hotel, Bishop David R. Daniels, Jr. another Alpha brother opened the official program with a powerful prayer to bless the occasion and the global brotherhood. Bro. Michael Wotorson toasted to Alpha leadership, selfless service and true brotherhood. The brothers concluded by singing the Alpha hymn and reciting the Alpha prayer.
Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by men of African descent. Founded on December 4, 1906, on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Alpha Phi Alpha has initiated over 185,000 men into the organization and has been open to men of all races since 1940.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for their communities. The motto of the fraternity is “First of All, Servants of All, We shall Transcend All”.