African Influencers For Development 

Temie Giwa-Tubosun

AirBank by LifeBank


AirBank is an on-demand emergency medical oxygen delivery product that is the quickest, most convenient and cost-effective way to order medical oxygen in cylinders during the pandemic. The force behind this essential service is Temie Giwa-Tubosun, a resourceful entrepreneur one of the few African women innovators redefining the continent’s health field through her company, LifeBank, which she founded in 2016.


Today, LifeBank is renowned for its life-saving tech-led medical product distribution services in Nigeria, with potential to expand beyond the country’s borders. 

“Medical oxygen therapy  became the most commonly utilized therapy in the management of the COVID-19 virus. Provision of emergency medical oxygen in optimum condition is critical to save lives and prevent irreversible damage to the health of COVID-19 patients,” Temie says explaining what inspired her to come up with AirBank.


AirBank an on-demand emergency medical oxygen delivery product, was quickly developed to mitigate and help meet the increased demand. It has since become one of  the quickest, most convenient, and cost-effective way to order medical oxygen in cylinders in the country, in response to the COVID-19.

“AirBank has provided more than 100 units of 6(cm3) of medical oxygen to isolation centers treating COVID-19 patients,” says Temie who is lead a team of experts  including an operations manager, medical dispatch riders, and truck drivers, to help effectively deliver the new service 

“We have distributed medical oxygen to 6 isolation centers treating COVID-19 patients in 3 regions in Nigeria: Lagos, Kano and Oyo States, providing [hitherto] 154 units of  6(cm3) of medical oxygen saving more than 400 lives. 

As the world braces itself to face the new norm of a post COVID-19 health care system, LifeBank,is now scaling  up and expanding AirBank – as a last mile medical oxygen distributor in Nigeria, and has already expanded its services beyond isolation centers, launching in 3 new states of Nasarawa, Kano and Bayelsa.  

“Oxygen is critical in providing needed patient care to many patients,  beyond those suffering from COVID-19 infection. AirBank is positioned to provide a solution and we plan to continue expansion to reach other  parts of Sub-Saharan Africa,” she concludes. 

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