Google doodle recognized Nigeria’s own Late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh on Oct 27. She died during the Ebola crisis and would have been 62 years old on the day but for the tragic end to her life. But by no means was she forgotten.
The tech giant temporarily altered its logo on the search engine to show a cartoon figure of the late doctor, adding sliding features and videos that showed her achievements and sacrifices.
Dr. Adadevoh’s heroic act during the Ebola crisis critically saved thousands of life’s if not more. It stated that: ‘She is known for preventing the Nigerian index case from leaving the hospital at the time of diagnosis, thereby playing a key role in curbing the spread of the virus in Nigeria.’
The illustration showed a chest photo of Adadevoh wearing a medical coat and hanging a stethoscope around her neck.
Meanwhile, in illupeju, Language school partnered with Rotary Club of Lagos Island on a presentation on polio prevention. A documentary about causes and prevention of Ebola virus was also shown to students of the illupeju primary and secondary school.
The information shared with the children emphasized the value of top hygiene practices to prevent the spread of dreadful diseases.
The presentation covered how Ebola started, the disease footprint and the science behind its spread. Also discussed were the ongoing research activities to tackle the disease which recently plagued Congo and caused an international stir.
Challenges facing the development of drugs and vaccines to deal with the spread of the distance was also explored.