Nigeria’s air ambulance firm is a leap forward for healthcare

Company set up by young British-Nigerian medic boosts healthcare with its 20 aircraft and ‘flying doctors’ Dr Ola Orekunrin has delivered the healthcare innovation that Nigeria’s government has yet to: Flying Doctors Nigeria. The air ambulance company has airlifted more than 500 patients to safety, and has seen Orekunrin rewarded with a TED fellowship, as …

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Q&A with Nigeria�s Flying Doctor Ola Orekunrin

— 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 couldn�t access an emergency service. There wasn�t an air ambulance service in Nigeria when you started out. How did you …

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Flying to the Rescue

British-Nigerian doctor Ola Orekunrin may be only 28, but she’s already founded Nigeria’s first emergency air ambulance service. From behind the wheel of her car, Ola Orekunrin calls out an apology as she makes a rapid reverse U-turn on a street in the Nigerian city of Lagos. “A call just came in for an emergency …

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Zimbabwe: Dynamite Still Comes in Small Packages, After All!

The old adage seems to hold for Ms Kudzayi Mundangepfupfu, the diminutive 33-year-old owner of Destiny Travel Tours and a security company, Asset Guard Security. Ms Mundangepfupfu is slowly carving her name in the annals of history as a young woman who dared to make a difference by venturing into business when the economic environment …

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