April 20, 2014

On this day in 1992, the Mobile unit of the Alexian Brothers mission in the Philippines became operational and began to provide health services to the poor of Bucana and other areas.

Alexian Brothers in the Philippines - Davao City


 The Alexian Brothers' Philippine mission serves the poor and the sick on the island of Mindanao. The mission provides complementary medical, dental services, and other social services that comprise its outreach ministry. The Brothers, supported by lay professionals and health workers, serve in a variety of capacities in programs that feed malnourished children, provide income for poor families, give assistance to indigent patients referred for medicines, and provide medical services.

The mission operates a mobile unit that is equipped for simple laboratory procedures, minor surgery, dressings and a much-needed means of transportation for the staff serving in the outskirts of Davao City.

The Alexian Brothers Health and Wellness Center opened in August of 2001, and is located in Matina, Davao City. The center is equipped with fully automated machines and a complete laboratory facility, allowing for fluoroscopic and general radiological tests, mammography, ultrasonography and cardiac function tests. It houses a staff of 45 medical/dental practitioners of varied specialties.

A multi-function room comfortably seating 60-80 persons is available for health related and wellness programs. The center is actively pursuing holistic and complimentary ways to approach health and well-being. Nominal fees are collected in the spirit of making health care affordable and within reach of all.