— interview by Monica Mark. This interview has been edited and condensed.
What inspired you to start Flying Doctors Nigeria?
This was mainly inspired by my younger [12-year-old] sister dying, here in Nigeria, because she couldnï¿½t access an emergency service.
There wasnï¿½t an air ambulance service in Nigeria when you started out. How did you know where to start?
I think if you look across the developing world as a whole thereï¿½s a lot of opportunities from the West that can sort of be hacked and brought to Africa ï¿½ sometimes even in an improved form.