Zipline uses drone technology to save lives
Launched in October 2016, the drone delivery project made Rwanda the first country in the world to use the drone technology at the service of saving lives. The drone delivery project is a partnership between the Government of Rwanda and the California based robotics company, Zipline, Inc. With the help of these drones, patients no longer have to wait for blood for hours to get to remote clinics and hospitals. They can now receive blood transfusions in minutes.
Currently, the program is focusing almost exclusively on blood deliveries. However, the project aims to expand the deliveries of vaccines and essential medicines for the treatment of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Photo: Sarah Farhat / World Bank
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