Saturday, 29 June 2019

Late Ameyo Adadevoh honoured with ECOWAS Prize Of Excellence

Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh has been posthumously awarded the 2018 ECOWAS Prize of Excellence, for her selfless role in preventing the spread of the ebola virus when it hit Nigeria.

The prize was presented to her by President Muhamadu Buhari, at the 55th Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Abuja.




Late Adadevoh’s son, Bankole Cardoso, received the award and cash prize of $10,000 on her behalf.

NAN reports that the award was also presented to former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan and Madam Germaine Acogny, a Senegalese dancer and choreographer responsible for developing African dance and the creation of several dance schools in France and Senegal.

Adadevoh was renowned for her contributions towards curbing the spread of Ebola virus in Nigeria by placing the patient zero, Patrick Sawyer, in quarantine despite pressures from the Liberian government.

Adadevoh died in August 19, 2014 few days after contacting the Ebola virus from Sawyer.

Annan, who died on August 18, 2018 was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary General of the UN from January 1997 to December 2006.




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