Wednesday
April 24
2019

Drone Delivery Startup Zipline Launches UAV Medical Program in Ghana

By Jake Bright

Zipline, the San Francisco-based UAV manufacturer and logistics services provider, has launched a program in Ghana today for drone delivery of medical supplies.

Working with the Ghanaian government, Zipline will operate 30 drones out of four distribution centers to distribute vaccines, blood, and life-saving medications to 2000 health facilities across the West African nation daily.

“We’ll do 600 flights a day…and serve 12 million people. This is going to be the largest drone delivery network on the planet,” Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo told TechCrunch on a call from Accra.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Turner.

Source: TechCrunch (link opens in a new window)

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