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Doctor creates ambulance air service after the death of her sister

Ana Duarte 于 2019-07-10 15:51 分享

About the solution

Flying Doctors Nigeria consists of a medical emergency service that specialises in air ambulance, medevac, remote site medical solutions, and infrastructural development and training.

Ola created this company after her sister died because of no medical air service was available at the time. She became very ill, because of her sickle cell anemia, during a holiday with the family in Nigeria. The local hospital wasn't able to manage her condition and the girl needed to be taken to another health facility. However, there were no air ambulances, even though they looked for it in Nigeria, to Ghana, Sierra Leone and Cameroon, and across West Africa. In a few hours, Ola’s sister died.

This made Ola left her job and build her own solution, creating her own company.

"Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s smallest number of motorized vehicles but the highest rate of road traffic fatalities, with Nigeria and South Africa leading the pack. Trauma has become a silent epidemic in Africa, an epidemic that will only spread as the economy grows. More and more Africans are buying cars and working in heavy and dangerous industries. At the same time, infrastructure is poor, safety laws lax, and cars badly maintained. We take pride in being the first Nigerian indigenous company to do this... We are training more people to go into the air ambulance sector and I think our paramedics now have a huge amount of management skills. I just think that we need to start thinking outside the box and be more confident in the concept of African innovation”, the entrepreneur explained.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2YOKuu4
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More info: https://www.flyingdoctorsnigeria.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcUYYRxuXSY

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关于发明者

Ola Orekunrin, born in the UK, in 1987, lives in Nigeria and is a medical doctor, helicopter pilot and the healthcare entrepreneur founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria, West Africa’s first air ambulance service. She created this service after her younger sister died whilst travelling in Nigeria as a consequence of their being no medical air service available to transport her to hospital.

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