Organisers of The Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards are set to honour the late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh and other health care workers whose prompt actions halted the further spread of the deadly Ebola Virus in the country.
Recall that Adadevoh and her team handled the index case of Ebola in Nigeria at the First Consultants Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, in 2014.
The Chief Executive Officer, Global Health Project and Resources, and Programme Director of NHEA, Dr. Wale Alabi, in a statement, on Monday said “Adadevoh and her colleagues deserve to be celebrated for their noble role. The late doctor’s courage saved the lives of so many people. Other health workers also ensured that the outbreak was contained. Subsequently, some paid with their lives. Their dedication and sacrifice for the greater good of the nation is inspirational and deserves recognition.”
The event which will hold this month will also feature the recognition of the Best Health Facility of the year in various fields of medicine and many more.
“Our aim is to ensure that we do not overlook certain stakeholders whose specialised services and support in the Nigerian healthcare service delivery are critical and valuable.” Dr. Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, a co-organiser added.