DOZ Issue 33 July 2018 - Page 15

DOZ Leadership Lessons Stella Adadevoh S Eturuvie Erebor tella Adadevoh is known as the case of the Ebola virus – a 40-year-old civil servant doctor who paid the ultimate price called Patrick Sawyer, who flew into Lagos from to save her country, Nigeria, from Ebola-devastated Liberia in July of 2014. Sawyer the outbreak of the Ebola disease. claimed to have Malaria, but Stella Adadevoh Her full name was Stella Shade suspected that he was lying. Sawyer refused to be Ameyo Adadevoh. She was the lead physician quarantined, insisting he had to leave the hospital and endocrinologist at First Consultant Hospital and eventually had to be physically restrained. in Lagos State, Nigeria. She was born on the 27th Stella paid the ultimate price when she physically of October 1956 and died on the 19th of August restrained Sawyer. She contracted the disease and 2014 at the age of 57. died on the 19th of August 2014, leaving behind She curbed a wider spread of the Ebola virus in her husband and son. And it will interest you to Nigeria by placing the patient zero, Patrick Sawyer, know that she received more awards in death than in quarantine despite pressures from the Liberian she did while she lived. Government. She quickly identified Nigeria’s first DOZ Magazine July 2018 15 «