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Dana Air, Project Pinkblue and U.S Embassy Train Nigerian Doctors

Dana Air has deepened its Corporate Social Responsibility with the recent Medical oncology training of 44 Nigerian Doctors at the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja.

The Medical Oncology training held from 13th to 25th of August, is in collaboration with Project Pinkblue, an NGO, U.S Embassy in Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Health.

Speaking on the initiative, the Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa said giving back to the society is part of Dana Air's secrets of success.

Dana Air is committed to the health of Nigerians and this training is part of the Upgrade Oncology initiative focused on strengthening the capacities of oncology education in Nigeria.

The training was led by two U.S. based Fulbright Specialists - Dr. Tracey O’Connor, an oncologist and Associate Professor at Rosswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA and Dr. Mike Martin, oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at West Cancer Center, University of Tenesse, Memphis, USA.

The two U.S. based medical oncologists also trained 56 doctors and healthcare workers at Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the 44 oncologists were drawn from all the centres of excellence (CoE) hospitals.

Only recently, Dana Air bagged an award for its nationwide CSR initiatives as the Most Socially Responsible Airline by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC).

The airline having flown over 2.7million passengers in the last 9 years of its operations is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo, and Owerri.

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