Ebola: Ghana President Maham eulogises late Adadevoh




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President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana has paid glowing tribute to the late Nigerian doctor, Dr. Ameyo Stella Shade Adadevoh for the role she played in averting an unprecedented epidemic in Nigeria.
Adadevoh was the lead medical practitioner at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, treated the index Ebola case in Nigeria, the late Patrick Sawyer from Liberia. She died from Ebola recently after contracting the disease from the Liberian.
President Mahama during the opening of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly of Health Ministers on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) yesterday in Accra acknowledged the ultimate price health professionals had to pay to treat affected persons; particularly he eulogized Dr. Adadevoh for her dedication to humanity.[eap_ad_2] 
“One of the dedicated heroines, who gave her life in saving many others, is Dr. Ameyo Stella Shade Adadevoh of Nigeria,” who he said had Ghanaian roots as he added, “In a rather amazing but sad twist, that shows that outbreaks of this kind do not respect boundaries, Dr. Adadevoh may have been of Nigerian nationality but from a family that originally was Ghanaian in she has Ghanaian relatives.”
Mahama stressed that it was the firmness of the late doctor that averted a probable epidemic in Nigeria, stressing, “Dr. Adadevoh and her colleagues acted fast to place Mr. Sawyer in isolation and resisted pressure to have him released from the hospital- a situation that would have resulted in many others getting infected or even dying.
“Her wise and sacrificial action potentially saved many lives. But sadly, just like Sawyer, she too succumbed just a few days ago. She died trying to do what she loved most-saving lives. May she rest in peace,” he said.
Drawing lessons from Adadevoh’s case, he  called on all West Africans to strive for integration, saying that the story of Ebola deaths involving Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana attested to the extent to which ‘our fates, interests, and aspirations are intrinsically intertwined.’[eap_ad_3]