The Chairman, CitiBank Nigeria, Yemi Cardoso has joined the seven-man member Board of Trustees of Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh Health Trust, (DRASATRUST). The Trust Fund was established in honour of late Dr. Stella Adadevoh to improve healthcare service delivery in Nigeria.
Mr. Yemi Cardoso who until this new assignment was a member of Cities Alliance Africa Think Tank and Former Commissioner for the Ministry of Economy Planning and Budget, Lagos State.
In line with the founding principles of the Health Trust, the Board was constituted to work and ensure the provision of accredited medical simulation training on infectious diseases and influence the policy of better and quality healthcare for all. The board members include seasoned administrators, technocrats, and other medical personnel.
Recall that in 2014, Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh gave her life to save millions of Nigerians by diagnosing and effectively containing the first case of Ebola in Nigeria, thereby preventing a major outbreak which would have decimated the population. Her efforts were heroic; she undoubtedly saved countless lives but she contracted the virus and died serving her nation.