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Ola Orekunrin

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Ola Orekunrin (born 1986 / 1987) is a Nigerian-British doctor and entrepreneur.

Early life

Orekunrin was raised by foster parents in Lowestoft.[1] She started studying Medicine at the University of York in England when she was fifteen.


Orekunrin became a doctor when she was twenty one. This made her one of the United Kingdom's youngest doctors. She started a charity called Flying Doctors Nigeria Lt in Lagos in 2007. It is West Africa's first air ambulance service. In 2008 she was given the MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship.[2] In 2012 she gave a talk at TEDxSendai and TEDxVictoriaIsland. She was on the cover of Ladybrille magazine. In 2013 the World Economic Forum put her on their list of Young Global Leaders.[3]