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A HIDDEN HISTORY:
African Women and the
British Health Service

1930–2000

Gallery:

Family

Matilda J. Clerk with her older brother, Theodore S. Clerk, in Edinburgh, Scotland (Christmas 1944). Click the link to read more about Dr Matilda Clerk.

Dzagbele Matilda Asante with her husband (1958). Asante is the daughter of an affluent family who had the ability to support her through secondary education, which in 1927 was an immense privilege. On completion, Asante worked as a teacher at Accra High School. Her father, who worked at the Treasury Department, was eager for her to continue her education in the UK, and secured arrangements for her to travel to the UK. Click the link to read more. Source: Asante family archives

Princess Omoba Aderemi Ademola with her father, The Alake of Abeokuta Ladapo Samuel Ademola, and Chief Otumbade of Igboro (15th May 1937). Click the link to read more about Nurse Ademola. Source: The Sphere Newspaper (M.T. Safana Archives)

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