Written by Ogunbiyi Ayobami Lolade

We all know the traffic situation in Lagos and how crazy it gets. It’s absurd that people will rather make way for police cars than for ambulances in the traffic. Isn’t that ironic? Now, you can imagine how many people have lost their lives to this carelessness and the ineffective healthcare facilities in the country. 

Ola Brown is a medical doctor, helicopter pilot, and healthcare entrepreneur. FDN was inspired by the death of her sister who would still be alive if the emergency medical services in the country were effective.

Flying Doctors Nigeria (FDN) is a Medical Emergency Service that specializes in air ambulances, medevac, medico-logistics services, remote site medical solutions services, medical infrastructural development, and medical training services. To this day, the company has saved countless lives in all types of situations.

All her achievements and contributions to the healthcare industry in Nigeria is to make sure people with little or no privileges get to live healthy and happy lives. She is on a social mission to give healthcare services to every single person who needs it. There are millions of people in rural and poor communities suffering from a lack of access to proper healthcare. Social ventures like hers go a long way to providing necessary interventions to increase health awareness.

In the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ola and her team created a COVID-19 mobile testing booth which reduces the need for numerous personal protective equipment and minimizes the risk of healthcare workers getting infected by providing a barrier between the potentially infected patient.

Ola Brown is also a writer and has published 3 books namely EMQ’s in Paediatrics, Pre-Hospital Care for Africa, and Fixing Healthcare in Nigeria. She has spoken at various platforms around the world including the World Economic Forum, TED Global Conference, the Social Media Week Lagos, the European Union, the Swiss Economic Forum, the UN, the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge University and the Aspen Ideas Festival.

The healthcare system in Nigeria is indebted to her for her contribution to the health sector in Nigeria as she has been able to save several lives and improve the quality of other lives through her organization. 

You are doing well, Dr. Ola. 

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