Welcome to Flying Doctors Nigeria’s blog where we’ll be posting various events or things related to what we do and what kind of things we encounter from our jobs. We’ll be sharing our experiences from the various things that happens behind the scenes or something that occurs to us through ours lives. We hope that by doing this we can connect much more closer with the readers who are curious about what we do and the struggles that we encounter.

The members

Dr. Ola Orekunrin, MBBS, PHTLS., – Managing Director.

Born, raised and trained in the UK, Ola graduated as one of the youngest medical doctors in England. She is also a trained helicopter pilot.

Determined to improve the healthcare delivery system in Nigeria, she set up Flying Doctors Nigeria, West Africa’s first and only full air ambulance service. Since then, she has successfully steered the company upwards in achieving its corporate goals and ensuring sustained growth.

Mrs. Joy Etokudo (L.L.B, BL) – General Manager

A lawyer by profession, she oversees the day-to-day running of the organization. She also helps develop strategies for growth and expansion as well as improvement of the company’s services and business relationships.

Dr. Tolu Taiwo, MBCHB, NIM., – Corporate Services Manager

Dr. Tolu develops strategies for promoting the corporate image of the company and interfacing between Flying Doctors and other organizations and the public.

Senior Flight Physicians

These are senior anaesthetists and intensive care experts with certificates in aviation medicine. They are products of rigorous and detailed in-house course with hundreds of hours of in-flight working experience on various air ambulance missions both within and outside the country. They have extensive experience in performing critical care procedures like intubation, central line insertion and other forms of invasive monitoring whilst in the air.


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