DR. EMMANUEL PHILIP AMEGASHIE
The Amegashie Family announces with heavy hearts and sadness the death of Dr. Emmanuel Philip Amegashie in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Sunrise July 25, 1947-Sunset May 14, 2022. Dr. Amegashie was preceded in death by his father and mother as well as his son.
Dr. Amegashie’s life was focused by his burning desire to not only be a medical doctor but to make a difference in the world. He graduated from St. Patrick’s High School, class of ’64 in Monrovia, Liberia. Following his matriculation to the University of Liberia, he was one of the pioneers of the A.M. Doglioti Medical College program which was initiated by the Catholic Church in Liberia in order to train medical doctors which were so desperately needed in Liberia. Shortly after his graduation from St. Patrick’s, he was selected to attend the University of Navarra in Spain for his medical training. Dr. Amegashie returned to Liberia from Spain in 1974 as a medical doctor with specialization in Tropical Medicine.
In 1975, he worked at the Liberia Mining Company at Bomi Hills. In less than five years, he was elevated as the Company’s medical director.
He left the Liberia Mining Company in 1979 to run his private clinic-The Amegashie Clinic at Gardnersville Road. In addition to the Amegashie Clinic, he created and operated the “Archbishop Francis Carroll Medical Center” on Bushrod Island. He also provided medical serves to the National Port Authority, Roberts International Airport among others businesses. It was not unusual for some of his private patients to pay nothing for their services.
Although focused on medicine, Dr. Amegashie was concerned about the educational needs of Liberia. He funded some students in medical school.
Dr. Amegashie expanded his interest in medicine through his membership of the Liberia Medical Association and recognition as a member of the West African College of Doctors and Surgeons. He served this West African professional group by serving as an examiner for many medical schools in West Africa.
He also served for a while as the Honorary Consul of Spain in Monrovia.
As a result of his death, members of his family in Spain, Germany, the USA, Canada, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria have lost a major family pillar. We have received condolences from many individuals, friends, organizations etc. We thank all of you. We want to use this opportunity also to thank many doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians who worked for and with him or provided services over the years.
A celebration of Life Service will be conducted at a later time in the year. Please stay tuned.
May his Soul Rest in Peace.
Godwin Amegashie (608)698-5842
Christian Amegashie (312) 772-7409