Elizabeth Abimbola Awoliyi (1910-1971)
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Elizabeth Abimbola Awoliyi was the first female physician in Nigeria. She studied medicine in Dublin, graduating in 1936. Elizabeth specialized in gynecology and obstetrics. She eventually became Medical Director of the Massey Street Hospital in Lagos and a Senior Specialist for the Nigerian Ministry of Health. Elizabeth was also president of the National Council of Women Societies, an important non-governmental organization in Nigeria.