Drone delivery system

Drone delivery system

In 2016, the government of Rwanda, in partnership with California-based startup Zipline, started the world’s first national drone delivery programme. The programme delivers medical supplies across the country.

Many health systems can’t afford to keep expensive cold-chain products like platelets, antivenin, oxytocin, blood products, and second-line treatments in stock at every health facility. Zipline is the first technology to make universal availability of these products cost-effective, because it allows health systems to centralize emergency product stocks and provide them to facilities across the network on demand, fast enough to save lives.