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Dr. Ada Igonoh

Medical practitioner, public health advocate and motivational speaker

Ada Igonoh is a medical practitioner, public health advocate and motivational speaker. She graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School in 2011, where she bagged a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degree (Mb.CHb). She also has a bachelors degree in Medical Sciences from University of Ghana 2007.<br /> <br /> She did her one year internship at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos after graduation. She did her one year mandatory national service, serving as a Doctor at the Ado-Langbasa ( a suburb in Lagos, Nigeria) Primary Health Centre where she worked with other health care workers to provide basic primary health care to the communities of Ado, Langbasa, Badore and environs in Etiosa East Local Development Council, Lagos, Nigeria.<br /> <br /> On completion of her mandatory national service, She went on to work as a medical officer at the First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos. Her life took a dramatic turn three weeks into the job, when she was part of the medical team that treated Nigeria's index case of Ebola Virus Disease, Mr. Patrick Sawyer in July 2014. At the time of his admission, the hospital was not aware of his status and this led to her and a number of her colleagues contracting the virus. <br /> <br /> She and a number of others successfully fought the virus and eventually survived against all odds. This life threatening experience has changed her total outlook to life and she is determined to use her experience to help others suffering from the disease and to proffer solutions for a sustainable vaccine as a legacy to the memory of those that have lost their lives to the disease.<br /> <br /> She is passionate about life, God, reading and making a difference in the world. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria with her husband.

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