Four years have gone since Nigerian medical personnel, Dr. Stella Adadevoh, died after she contracted the deadly Ebola disease while trying to prevent its spread in Nigeria in 2014.
Today, August 23rd, the Doctor is celebrated for having prevented a wider spread of the virus by placing the patient, Patrick Sawyer in quarantine despite pressures from the Liberian government. On 4 August 2014, it was confirmed that she had tested positive for Ebola virus disease and was being treated. She however died from the disease on August 19th.
Nigerians have taken to twitter to pay glowing tributes to her including former Minister, Oby Ezekwesili.
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) August 19, 2018
An African hero. A savior of lives and one who lived up to her oath to heal and protect.
Dr. Stella Ameyor Adadevoh (1956-2014)
She saved us all from Ebola. pic.twitter.com/Fp2MzEHJUl
— Victor Asemota (@asemota) August 19, 2018
It's four years since Stella Adadevoh died. She's believed to be instrumental in saving Nigeria from Ebola and paid for it with her life. Doesn't bear thinking what would have happened if Ebola spread here.
We must celebrate our heroes. https://t.co/DlFALV17OM
— Stephanie Busari (@StephanieBusari) August 20, 2018
Today #WeRemember Dr. Stella Adadevoh who sacrificed her life to prevent the spread of Eboloa virus in Nigeria in 2014.
It's been 4 years since she passed away and Nigeria remains eternally grateful. Your legacy as a courageous and patriotic heroine will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/Rh0mytrNOF
— TRENDS OF NIGERIA (@TrendsOfNigeria) August 23, 2018