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Stella Adadevoh Nigerians remember brave Ebola doctor 1 year after

Sawyer, an American-Liberian, arrived Nigeria on July 25 after coming in contact with his sister, who had died on Ebola.

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Dr Stella Adadevoh, Nigeria’s ‘Ebola Doctor’ died on August 19, 2014, after contracting the disease in an attempt to keep index patient, Patrick Sawyer confined to the First Consultants Hospital in Lagos where she worked.

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh (pictured) is remembered by Nigerians as the woman whose efforts aided the speedy containment of Ebola in the country play

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh (pictured) is remembered by Nigerians as the woman whose efforts aided the speedy containment of Ebola in the country

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Sawyer, an American-Liberian, arrived Nigeria on July 25 after coming in contact with his sister, who had died on Ebola.

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Patrick Sawyer

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According to reports, he insisted on leaving the hospital but was restrained by Dr Adadevoh and her colleague despite threat of legal action by the Liberian Ambassador.

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh died of Ebola on August 19, 2014 after keeping infected Liberian-American , Patrick Sawyer from leaving the First Consultant Medical Center, where she worked. play

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh died of Ebola on August 19, 2014 after keeping infected Liberian-American , Patrick Sawyer from leaving the First Consultant Medical Center, where she worked.

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Her actions saved many Nigerians from what would have been a catastrophic epidemic.

The Lagos State House of Assembly has moved to honour late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh (pictured) by naming the Infectious Disease Hospital in the state after her play

The Lagos State House of Assembly has moved to honour late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh (pictured) by naming the Infectious Disease Hospital in the state after her

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The disease infected 21 persons and claimed 9 lives before Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on October 20.

Bankole Cardoso (middle) receiving a posthumous award on behalf of his mother Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh. He's flanked by the Minister of Communication, Mrs Mobola Johnson and the President of WIMBIZ, Osayi Alile. play

Bankole Cardoso (middle) receiving a posthumous award on behalf of his mother Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh. He's flanked by the Minister of Communication, Mrs Mobola Johnson and the President of WIMBIZ, Osayi Alile.

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Read reactions to the first anniversary of Adadevoh’s death below:

 

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