Nigerian women are most often affected by the fallout from the AIDS crisis. Widows and orphaned teenage girls work hard to care for their families with no money and no education. Dr. Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru has worked to help these women and girls by providing important services designed to do the most good in their lives. Dr. DaSilva-Ibru is a Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at ideal Eagle Hospital in Lagos, working to provide quality health care to the women of Nigeria.
Not only does she work on women’s health issues, but she is a board member of ERAF, which provides job skills training for widows and older girls, feeds children, and runs an orphanage among many other programs. These programs provide hope and services to many women who are left with few choices in life. Together with her work at the hospital, Dr. DaSilva-Ibru is ensuring that she gives back to the community by providing for the health and welfare of women in Nigeria.