Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. Adadevoh

  • Not all heroes wear capes

    Cross De Idialu Port Harcourt, Nigeria It was the year 2014, and an unknown deadly disease was eating deep into the western region of the African continent. The first case was said to have occurred on December 26, 2013 when a little boy who most likely had contact with wild animals fell ill and died…

  • Making history by eradicating Ebola

    Kenneth Okpomo “Funerals have become one of the most common social events in Africa in the late 1990s. Elderly parents are burying their sons and daughters…Workers are burying their bosses or their colleagues…” noted Elizabeth Pisani, an HIV and AIDs consultant, nearly fifteen years ago.1 But with the new highly contagious virulent Ebola virus ravaging…