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Modupe Labode

physician, was born Justina Laurena Warren in Knoxville, Illinois. Her parents were Melissa Brisco Warren and Pryor Warren; Melissa Warren's first marriage ended with the death of her husband, Ralph Alexander. When Justina was very young, the family moved to nearby Galesburg, Illinois. She was the seventh child in her family. Her mother was a nurse, which may have influenced Justina's early interest in medicine. Ford recalled that as a young girl she was so focused on becoming a doctor that she wove her passion for medicine into all of her activities. She played hospital, tended the ill, and even used her chores, such as dressing chickens, to study anatomy.

In December 1892 Justina Warren married the Fisk-educated Reverend John E. Ford. After her marriage, Justina Ford enrolled in Chicago's Hering Medical College, and graduated in 1899 She and her husband moved to Normal Alabama ...

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Jeremy Rich

Cameroon gynecologist, was born to a Bassa family in the town of Sackbayémi in the Puma district on the coast of Cameroon. Her father had been a Catholic priest, but after his conversion to Protestantism, he married and had six children. His willingness to challenge the status quo would be followed by his daughter as she became one of the first female doctors in Cameroon. After attending primary and secondary schools in Cameroon, Gwet-Bell moved to France to attend medical school. She began to show interest in medicine at ten years of age, when she worked as a volunteer in a hospital. To help pay for school, Gwet-Bell sold perfume in a store.

After Gwet Bell received her degree from the University of Paris 5 she returned to her homeland She first worked at the Conseil des Églises Baptiste et Evangélique de Cameroun CEBEC Hospital in Bonabéri affiliated with her ...

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Abdulai Abubakari

Ghanaian gynecologist and politician, was born on 15 April 1945 into the royal family at Sumniboma, a village near Nalerigu in the East Mamprusi District in Northern Region, Ghana. He was born Nasigrie Edward Mahama to the chief of Sumniboma, Kuloagnaa Nasigrie, and Madam Tani Nasigrie, who was a princess of Zambulgu, a village to the south of Sumniboma. His father died two months before he was born.

In 1953 Nasigrie’s elder brother G. Y. Mahama, who had just finished Aggrey Memorial College, was posted to Nalerigu as a court clerk and brought Nasigrie with him to attend Nalerigu primary school. Mahama then attended the Nalerigu Middle School and passed the common entrance examinations, to secure admission into the Government Secondary School in Tamale in September 1960 Although he was a promising athlete and a fine soccer player nicknamed Pelé after the Brazilian star Mahama focused on academics He ...