Health and safety is a big issue for the mining sector but especially in West Africa (i.e Mali, Senegal, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria) where the sector is highly informal and very fragmented. Furthermore, many of the mines are located at some distance from specialist healthcare facilities making air ambulance cover (insert link here), stand-by ground ambulances and remote site services essential.
Medical services for the mining industry
The Flying Doctors Nigeria is a leading West African air ambulance firm positioned to provide air ambulance services across the region by air ambulance plane and by helicopter as well as medical staffing solutions, medical procurement and occupational health services.
For more information on the mining industry in Africa, management of risks associated with mining, medical support service, occupational health and management of medical evacuations for the mining industry please read our blog: http://flyingdoctorsnigeria.blogspot.com.ng/2015/10/nigerian-mining-emergency-services.html