Ola Brown (Director)
Flying doctors | Medicine and Health Care
“Over the years, I have gained expertise in reinventing the healthcare sector using my country Nigeria as a case study.
With a total population of approximately 182,200,000, Nigeria has some of the poorest healthcare outcomes in the world. For example, the under-five mortality rate has been reported by the World Health Organization at 117 per 1000 live births.
In other words, 1 in 10 Nigerian children under the age of 5 die annually. A stratification of the causes of mortality amongst them reveals some of the chief causes which are as follows — Malaria, Acute Respiratory Infections and Diarrhoea. These causes of mortality are worth deliberating, as they are preventable.
Child mortality is not our only problem. From the number of people that die from road traffic accidents, to the number of mothers that die during child birth to malaria deaths to malnutrition; the statistics paint an abysmal picture of Nigeria’s healthcare system. As our population continues to grow at rates as high as 4% the need for healthcare reform has never been more urgent.
I would be more practical on ways that a total transformation can be done to aid curb maternal and child mortality.
Flying Doctors Nigeria has specialized in transfer of critically unwell patients from areas of less access to medical care to more specialist centers.
To accommodate everyone, we also introduced the emergency transport unit which enables people of class to also be transferred.
Location : Lagos
Website : https://www.flyingdoctorsnigeria.com/
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olamideorekunrin/