Day: November 12, 2012

Ola Orekunrin: Started The First Air Ambulance Service in West Africa in 2009 At 23



I have this feel that anything healthcare is definitely going to be capital intensive so the more I think of what this lady has done, the more I’m thrilled by her achievement. The truth is, the excitement of entrepreneurship is in solving problems; but wanting to solve a capital-intensive problem without having no-money or little money sure wouldn’t even be close to exciting.

So what has Dr. Ola Orekunrin done with Flying Doctors, they basically provide air ambulance service in Nigeria conveying critically ill patients to where they can get suitable level of care, the closest air ambulance Nigerians could get before now, was either from South Africa, Kenya or Uganda. Which is quiet surprising bearing in mind the wealth in Nigeria.

To venture into this, you need many things going for you, after crossing the capital hurdle, you will need the personnel to make this…

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AAUW Compiles #DayOne To-Do List for President, Congress

AAUW Dialog

AAUW hosted a Twitter campaign last week to gather recommendations for what President Obama and Congress should do on their first days of the new term. We asked: What do you want to see on #DayOne? Dozens of Twitter users answered, and their priorities make for an ambitious to-do list. We’ll tweet the full list at Congress and Obama.

AAUW will also send the re-elected Obama administration a list of AAUW priorities for the first 100 days of the new term. These include issuing an executive order outlawing federal contractors from retaliating against employees who ask about compensation, requiring federal agencies to conduct Title IX compliance reviews at all institutions receiving federal funds, and reversing the decision to restrict the purchase of Plan B emergency contraception to women 18 and over. We outlined many of these priorities in our September 2012 report on the Obama administration.

Some of the topics…

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