Dr Dan Hankins is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a retired emergency medicine and EMS physician. His article highlights the importance of air ambulance services in his home state of Minnesota, due to the low number of specialist centre and the large distances between them.

Problems of expertise, distance/geography, poor road infrastructure and rural populations are even more pronounced in many parts of Africa especially in Nigeria where the Flying Doctors Nigeria air ambulance is based serving over 10 countries across West and Central Africa.

One of the most poignant parts of Dr Hankin’s article is where he states that ‘When time is of the essence in emergency situations, air medical services can be the only way to get the life-saving treatment you need.’

Today, one in four Americans — about 85 million people — can only get to a Level I or Level II trauma center within an hour if they are flown by helicopter.

This number would be far, far larger in the region of West and Central Africa where the Flying Doctors Nigeria air ambulance is based. We serve Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin Republic, Sao Tome, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

To read the rest of Dr Dan Hankin’s passionate article, please click here: We Need to Protect Life-saving Air Ambulance Services

To learn more about air ambulance services in West/Central Africa and how to obtain air ambulance evacuation insurance please click here:

About the Flying Doctors Nigeria Air Ambulance Service

The Flying Doctors Nigeria is a leading air ambulance company covering West and Central Africa. For patients that have overwhelmed the level of care available in their local environment, air ambulances are essential for transferring these patients to better levels of care.

We also offer medical evacuation plans which provide medical evacuation and treatment in the event of an emergency for a small yearly fee.

To learn more about us and our services, send us an email at sales@flyingdoctorsnigeria.com.

Or visit our website at www.flyingdoctorsnigeria.com