OUTSTANDING DOCTORS IN NIGERIA
Dr. Salamat Ahuozia Aliu
She is a 37-year-old neuro-surgeon at National Hospital, Abuja. The first indigenously trained female neuro-surgeon in Nigeria, and also the first female to be a certified neuro-surgeon in West Africa.
Dr Aliu,was born in Ilorin, Kwara State, where she had most of her education up to the university level. In 2016, she was listed in the top 100 persons of the year by Arewa socio-political group.
OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN DOCTOR IN DIASPORA
Dr Oluyemi Badero
A top Nigerian cardiologist based in New York, has been named among the top interventional cardiologists in the United States. Castle Connolly, the organization which publishes a leading annual publication of distinguished US doctors listed Badero among the top US doctors based in New York and reported that he is one of the interventional cardiologists to reckon with in the US.
OUTSTANDING PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER
University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCH Ibadan)
The University College Hospital, Ibadan was officially opened to the public on 20th November 1957. It was the first institution in Nigeria to produce sterile products for its patients. The nuclear medicine department is the first ever in the country and has commenced bone scanning services using radioactive pharmaceuticals. This service is available both for medical and oncological diagnosis and treatment. Diagnostic medical endoscopy of both upper and lower gastrointestinal tract have been done at the UCH.
OUTSTANDING POSTHUMOUS DOCTOR
Dr. Stella Ameyo Adedevoh
At the age of 24, Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh graduated from the college of medicine from the University of Lagos. She subsequently completed her Fellowship in Endocrinology at Hammersmith Hospital of the imperial college in London. On her return, she joined and served at a family clinic First Consultants Medical Centre in Obalende, Lagos, Nigeria. She rose to become the Lead Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist.
It was at this facility that the first case of Ebola in Nigeria was discovered by Dr. Ameyo whose diligence and bravery stopped its major outbreak in Nigeria in 2014, at the cost of her own life.