IGHODARO, Dr. Irene Elizabeth Beatrice

MB, BS, physician, born May 16, 1916, Free town, Sierra Leone; married Samuel Osarogie Ighodaro 1947, three sons, one daughter; Education: Government Model Primary School, Freetown, 1928, The Annie Walsh Memorial School, Freetown. Sierra Leone, 1929-32, King's College, Newcastlc-Upon- Tyne, University of Durham, 1938-44; House Officer, Victoria Infirmary, 1944-45; General Medical Practitioner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, 1945-46, Houseman, New Sussex Hospital, 1947; General Practitioner, East Croydon, Sussex, 1947-49; Private General Medical Practitioner, Benin City, 1950-52, Ibadan, 1952-67, and Benin City, since 1968; First Chairman, University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Board, Benin City, 1971-75; first Chairman, Board of Governors, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, 1974-75; former member, University of Benin Council; member, Governing Council, Univer sity of Lagos, 1975-79; member. Board of Governors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, 1975-79; Consultant, World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva and Brazzaville; fellow, Nigerian Medical College of General Medical Practice, 1971; Political Party: member, defunct Action Group Party; member. World Young Women Christian Association (YMCA); Executive member, 1959-71; Vice President, YMCA; member, Educational and Cultural Committee, Interna tional federation of University Women; Foun dation fellow, Nigerian Medical Council; Foreign Honour: Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), 1958; Publications: Baby's First Year, (Glasgow, Collins, 1966); Women in A Man's World (The Life and Times of One of Africa's Oldest Women Doc tors); Hobbies: reading, writing, gardening, music, travelling; Official Address: PO Box 499, 62 Boundary Road, GRA, Benin City, Bendel State.
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