Why Nigeria?

Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly called Nigeria is a beautiful country, rich in culture and resources. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, the population is estimated to be almost 200 million; Nigeria comprises of 36 states, the capital is Abuja. Although numerous languages are spoken, the official language is English.

We believe Nigeria is an emerging market for all types of industry. Nigeria is the world’s 20th largest economy according to the World Bank and CIA World Factbook. Other industries such as fashion, entertainment, technology, etc is growing in Nigeria and is making a positive impact worldwide. With greater opportunities for the younger generation than ever before, Nigeria has a bright future internationally.

Innovative medical practise and research is far from a new occurrence in the African continent, with advances in technology and medical research, medicine in Nigeria is improving and gaining greater international attention. These are a few examples of Nigeria’s success:

On 20th October 2014 the World Health Organisation declared Nigeria free from the Ebola virus transmission. Outbreaks occurred in Lagos (the largest city in Africa) and Port Harcourt in July-August 2014 after a Liberian traveller infected with Ebola brought the virus to Lagos on 20th July 2014. Successful eradication was due to prompt action and leadership, effective contact tracing, public health campaigns and support from other organisations. Nigerian healthcare has had many other successes such as the eradication of Guinea Worm Disease in 2014, over many years Nigeria had the greatest number of cases worldwide, out of 3.5 million cases 650,000 cases occurred in Nigeria.

Cervical and breast cancer screening is increasing in the country, greater efforts are seen in all forms of industry to promote women’s health. The fashion and entertainment industry eagerly support this movement of breast and cervical cancer awareness.

Fly Doctors of Nigeria is Nigeria’s first air ambulance service, transporting patients from rural to urban settings for specialist healthcare. There are 20 aircrafts and 47 members of staff including 44 doctors; Fly Doctors of Nigeria was established in 2007 by Dr Olamide Orekunrin, a British born Nigerian.

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