Kibret Abebe Tuffa is the founder and owner of Tebita Ambulance Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Service, a social enterprise that developed the first private ambulance service in Ethiopia.
While working for 17 years as a nurse anaesthetist at the largest teaching and referral hospital in Addis Ababa, Kibret handled numerous emergency cases and saw first-hand how many lives were unnecessarily lost due to lack of ambulance services.
In a country with some of the world’s deadliest roads, the absence of critical life-saving support was for him a daily tragedy. He asked his colleagues: “How can we wait for a victim to come to us without any life saving measure rather than going out to assist him or her?”
Source: The Guardian