'The blood lady': the medical start-up founder saving lives in Nigeria – podcast
When Temie Giwa-Tubosun realised Nigerians lacked safe access to vital health care products like blood she decided to do something about it. That decision changed her life and saved those of many others
Temie Giwa-Tubosun is the founder and CEO of blood-delivery start-up LifeBank, a company that is saving lives in Nigeria. Her latest challenge, a World Bank Project for which she is on the advisory board, lies beyond Nigeria – the Lake Victoria Challenge is a competition using drones to transport health support to hard to reach rural communities living around Lake Victoria in East Africa.
Her work has earned her the title of one of the BBC’s 100 Women in 2014 and as a positive female role model for the Fourth Industrial Revolution by the World Economic Forum on Africa. She talks about why setting up a business was the best way for her to help people and where she plans to go next.