The lessons of West Africa’s Ebola’s crisis will save the continent from the worst of coronavirus

Yomi Kazeem
The lessons of West Africa’s Ebola’s crisis will save the continent from the worst of coronavirus

The Ebola outbreak across West Africa between 2013 and 2014 was devasting taking more than 11,000 lives in three countries. With the viral outbreak already taking hold across West Africa in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the threat of a devastating outbreak loomed large in Nigeria—by far the region’s largest country. As part of the team that diagnosed, quarantined and treated Nigeria’s first Ebola patient in Lagos, Dr. Adadevoh helped contain what could have proved a deadly outbreak in Nigeria’s densely populated commercial center.