Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh will be buried today, September 12, 2014 in Lagos
Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh died on August 19, 2014 after contracting Ebola from Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer who she treated at the First Consultant Medical Center in Obalende, Lagos.
She diagnosed Sawyer with the disease and kept him confined despite the risks attached.
She lost her life in the process and is now being viewed as a national heroine.
Here are 10 things you should know about Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh:
She was born on Saturday, 27 October 1956.
She attended the Mainland Preparatory Primary School and Corona School in Yaba, Lagos and the Queens School Ibadan.
She qualified as a medical doctor in 1980, at the age of 24, with a degree from the University Of Lagos College Of Medicine.
She married Afolabi Emmanuel Cardoso on 26 April 1986.
Her son, Bankole Cardoso was born on 17 August 1988.
She earned a prestigious British Council Scholarship in 1991.
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 years ago.
She died on August 19, 2014, 2 days after her son’s 26 birthday.