It has been six years since Nigeria lost a National hero to the hands of the deadly Ebola Virus. Dr Stella Adadevoh was very instrumental to the containment of the virus in the country by correctly diagnosing Nigeria’s first-ever Ebola case and taking measures to ensure he remained in isolation.
Although she lost her life to the virus, her deeds will not be forgotten, because if not for her dedication to her job, Nigeria’s Ebola Outbreak would have turned out a lot worse.
According to DRASA Trust (A Health trust dedicated to her), Dr Stella Adadevoh was “the Lead Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at a private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria where she worked for 21 years. She had never seen Ebola before but was able to diagnose and contain Nigeria’s first-ever Ebola patient in July 2014. 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.”
“Since Nigeria’s health system was not prepared for an outbreak at the time, she contracted Ebola and died alongside 3 of her colleagues. Her heroic efforts prevented a major outbreak in the most populous African country and served as the catalyst for successful government action to contain the spread of what would have been a major outbreak in a country of more than 190 million people.”
Nigerians, including celebrities like Don Jazzy, remember Dr Stella Adadevoh today with different posts on social media. Here are some of them:
We lost one of Nigeria's best and courageous physicians, Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, on this day in 2014. She was one of the front line doctors who helped curb the spread of the Ebola epidemic in Nigeria. The life-endagering roles she played will always be remebered. R.I.P Heroine. pic.twitter.com/RvqIbEv5x0
— 🧞ITS DONJAZZY AGAIN🧞 (@DONJAZZY) August 19, 2020
Today, we remember Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh for her bravery & leadership during Nigeria’s 2014 #Ebola outbreak
I’m very proud of @drasatrust’s work especially in training health workers to protect themselves against infectious diseases
We’ll never forget
— Chikwe Ihekweazu (@Chikwe_I) August 19, 2020
6 years ago, Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh gave her life to save 200m Nigerians from a more dangerous virus than Covid19.
She was the first true Heroine of Lagos, & indeed Nigeria.
May God continue to uplift her family, and may her soul continue to rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/hsErurv7PL
— Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi (@BOGbadamosi) August 19, 2020
Today, we celebrate Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh. A woman who gave her life to save millions. A sacrifice that should never be forgotten or taken for granted. Her humanitarian act prevented spread of Ebola in Nigeria 6yrs ago.
A heroine that never wore a cape. A national treasure.💪 pic.twitter.com/lmHPK7aU6d
— E B I T U™ (@EbituPromise) August 19, 2020
Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh
Today, we Remember Dr. Stella Adadevoh who died on this day in 2014 during the Ebola Virus Outbreak.
She was a physician, She is credited with having curbed a wider spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria by placing the patient zero pic.twitter.com/On78UNHQ89
— Ọnụ Ndị Igbo (@voiceoftheEast) August 19, 2020
Six years ago today, Dr Stella Adadevoh paid the ultimate sacrifice "for the greater public good".
Her effort prevented what would have been a disastrous epidemic (Ebola virus). Her legacy lives on!#RememberingAmeyo #OnePerson pic.twitter.com/NegYuPTkQB
— EiE Nigeria (@EiENigeria) August 19, 2020
We remember today, Dr. Stella Adadevoh who died on this day 2014. We will never forget your sacrifice for Nigeria, RIP AMAZON.@NigeriaGov @MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @femigbaja @OvieOmoAgege
@KwamiAdadevoh @nwaEleberi @Champele @bacoson1 @Mide0403 @SalmanDuke @GovtOfImoState pic.twitter.com/xVCMArveMO
— IMO STATE PROGRESSIVE VOICE (@imo_voice) August 19, 2020