Flying Doctors Nigeria Air Ambulance

Air medical service is a broad term that covers the use of air transportation, jets and/or helicopters, to transfer patients in need of medical care from points of need to specialist centres.

This documentary from the BBC about North Ireland’s air ambulances showcases how air ambulances help save lives. The air ambulance crew were filmed while out on a mission to provide emergency medical care to a patient who was involved in a motorcycle crash.

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In Africa, air ambulances are even more essential due to the many factors (such as poor road infrastructure, scarcity of specialist medical personnel) that limit provision, delivery and access to quality healthcare.