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Liberian Doctor Performs First Brain Tumor Surgery

With support from Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF) and its tireless effort in the teaching and development of neurosurgery in Liberia, the country now has a neurosurgeon, Dr. Alvin Nah Doe.

Dr. Doe and team after hours of teaming-up in a medical theater, successfully performed the country’s first brain tumor surgery at the government run John F. Kennedy medical center in the country.

Dr. Doe and medical team
Dr. Doe and Surgical team

Medical specialty is limited for the country with over 4million population according to the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) statistics.

Over the years the past and present government has been training specialized doctors to cater to the growing wave of illness in the  country because most Liberians are unable to seek medical treatment abroad.

With such news and effort by Dr. Doe, many Liberians  including officials of the Liberian government  are overwhelmed .

On his official twitter page , the Liberian leader Dr. George M. Weah congratulated Dr. Doe and team for such a millstone medical feta .

Weah Twitter Page
George Weah Twitter Page

Said President Weah “Extend profound congratulations to young Liberian neurosurgeon , Dr Alvin Nah Doe and his team for the successful completion of the  first brain tumor surgery at the John F. Kennedy medical center . The government and people of Liberia are very proud of Dr. Doe and his team for successfully exciting such a millstone medical feat . Special thanks also go to the JFK administration and staffers for their support towards this exercise. It is my hope that this monumental accomplishment will inspire other aspiring Liberian medical protections to stay the course in pursuit of their dreams once again Bravo!” he concluded

Buoyant with his work and team of professionals, Dr.Alvin Doe published to Facebook pictures showcasing the team who worked tirelessly to performed the country’s first brain tumor .

He started with a famous quote from American author and historian, Edward Everett Hale, “I am only one,but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do .”

Dr. Doe recognized his partners including staffs at the JFK, Jackson Doe hospital , Ministry of Health, Redemption and the Information Ministry for their efforts in making the project a successful outcome.

Dr. Alvin Nah Doe & surgical team
Dr. Alvin Nah Doe & surgical team

He said “We take this time to extend our profound thanks and gratitude as a token of recognition to the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF) for the continuous support and its tireless effort in the teaching and development of neurosurgery in our beloved nation, Liberia”.

Continued Dr. Nah Doe “We extend our thanks and appreciation to : All the loving people of Tappita All staffs of JFD , MOH /Dr Francis Nah Kateh (CMO),J F K Medical Center
Redemption Hospital ,MICAT,Minister Samora P. Z. Wolokolie”

Meanwhile, several Liberians are commending Dr. Doe and team for their excellent work as they called on the Liberian government  to support and  train more specialized doctors in the country.

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Nathan P. Charles
Nathan P. Charles
A multimedia journalist with over ten years practicing. I earned a degree in Journalism, from the University of Liberia in 2012 and several international training in Japan, London,China, USA, and with knowledge gained , I’m well suited to keep giving voice to the voiceless and telling the untold stories. Currently residing in the USA, I’m engaged into several media development works . Email: choiceice8@gmail.com

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