I’m celebrating an incredible woman. A heroine of our time. An inspirational woman who lived and died with integrity and honour. Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the courageous doctor who correctly diagnosed and contained the first case of Ebola in Nigeria though she had never seen an Ebola patient before. When threatened by Liberian officials who wanted the patient to be discharged to attend a conference, she resisted the pressure and said, “For the greater public good” she would not release him. Her heroic efforts prevented a major outbreak in Africa’s most populous country, but as a result she contracted the virus and died alongside 3 of her colleagues.
Dr. Ameyo was born on 27 October 1956 in Lagos, Nigeria. Dr. Adadevoh graduated from the University Of Lagos College Of Medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. She served her one year mandatory houseman ship at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in 1981. She spent her residency at Lagos University Teaching Hospital West African College of Physicians and Surgeons credential in 1983. She then went to London to complete her fellowship in endocrinology at Hammersmith Hospital.
Dr. Ameyo was the Lead Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at a private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria where she worked for 21 years. Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh passed away on the 19th of August 2014 in Lagos. The Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh Health Trust (DRASA), a non-profit health organisation was created in her honour. The film “93 Days” is dedicated to Dr. Ameyo. On October 27, 2018, she was honoured with a Google Doodle posthumously on her 62nd birthday. May her soul continue to rest in peace and may God bless the family she left behind.
She was truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!
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