Ebola: Adadevoh family launches health trust fund to honour late doctor

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh
Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh

Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, the doctor who helped stopped the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Nigeria by insisting on strict isolation of the index case has inspired a health trust website.

This is coming after the Nigerian government shrugged off public appeal to honour her during the recent past National Award.

The Presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, had said the award could not be posthumously given.

The Adadevoh family on Tuesday announced the launch of Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh Health Trust website, Drasatrust.

The family also noted that information about the trust should be addressed to info@drasatrust.org.

The trust, the family said, will run as a non-profit trust registered to continue the late heroine’s legacy by providing support and funding to help advance Nigeria’s healthcare system.

“The Trust works through collaboration and partnership with organizations and associations committed to its main objectives and owns and manages an endowment fund which is open to individual and institutional contributions,” the Adedevoh family said.

Dr. Adedevoh, 57, selflessly helped contain the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD in Nigeria.

Before her death on August 19, she was the lead physician and endocrinologist at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende Lagos where the Liberian – American, Patrick sawyer, who brought the disease to Nigeria was treated.

Despite pressure mounted on her, Mrs. Adedevoh in an unusual courage resisted releasing Nigeria’s Ebola index case before the diagnosis was confirmed.

Also, Nigerian lawmakers, in a motion raised by Olajumoke Okoya-Thomas on Tuesday sought the need to immortalize the late doctor.

They also said it is necessary to compensate the families of the health workers who died after contacting the deadly virus.

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