Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh was a great Nigerian physician who sacrificed her life to prevent the spread of Ebola virus in Nigeria in 2014. She prevented the spread of Ebola virus which could have killed thousands if not millions of Nigerians and paid the ultimate sacrifice, death.
Ten (10) things you should know about Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh:
- She was born on 27 October 1956 into the Adadevoh family.
- She is the daughter of Babatunde Kwaku Adadevoh, a renowned physician, distinguished scientist, lecturer, author, and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos.
- She is the great grand-daughter of Herbert Samuel Macaulay forefront nationalist from her paternal lineage, and grandniece of Nigeria’s first president Nnamdi Azikiwe from her mother’s side.
- She attended the Mainland Preparatory Primary School and Corona School in Yaba, Lagos and the Queens School Ibadan.
- She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Lagos College of Medicine at the age of 24.
- She undertook a Fellowship in Endocrinology at Hammersmith Hospital of the Imperial College in London, United Kingdom from 1991 to 1993.
- She worked at the First Consultants Medical Centre in Obalende, Lagos, where she was the Lead Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, for twenty-one years.
- She was one of the first doctors in Nigeria to identify a case of Swine Flu 2 IN 2012.
- She prevented the spread of Ebola virus in Nigeria and lost her life in the process.
- She died on the 19th of August 2014 at the age of 57.