The aviation industry watchdog, Nigeria Aviation Awards (NIGAV), has bestowed 2017 Aviation Most Remarkable Medical Personality Award on Flying Doctors Nigeria Founder, Dr Ola Brown.
NIGAV is a prestigious annual award conferred on outstanding individuals and corporate bodies who have distinguished themselves in the Nigerian aviation sector.
The 2017 award, which was bestowed on Brown by NIGAV this year, is a recognition of Flying Doctors Nigeria’s role in saving lives during critical and emergency situations in sub-Sahara Africa.
Receiving the award in Lagos, Brown stated that she is grateful for the recognition, adding that the award will propel her to use Flying Doctors Nigeria as a platform to rescuing more lives during critical times.
Finland’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury (L) and Flying Doctors Nigeria Founder, Dr Ola Brown during the 2017 Aviation Most Remarkable Medical Personality Award to Brown by the Nigeria Aviation Awards (NIGAV) in Lagos.
“I am highly elated by this award,” Brown said. “As physicians, we at Flying Doctors Nigeria are using a combination of medicine and aviation to get patients who live in West African sub-region to the right medical facilities at the right time frame. This award further shows that our activities are not unnoticed by aviation watchers. It is a clarion call for at Flying Doctors Nigeria is to more,” she concluded.
Brown noted that there is a need to render prompt medical services to people in need, to save the lives of over 1 billion people who lose their lives globally due to lack of timely medical interventions.