Sunday
October 16
2016

World’s First Drones for Medical Supplies Launch in Rwanda Today

The first medical supply by remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, will be launched in Rwanda today. The pioneer project, in Muhanga District in southern Rwanda, will see drones used in delivery of much needed supplies to ensure efficiency and timeliness.

The launch comes nine months after the Government entered into an agreement with Zipline Inc, a California-based robotics firm to build infrastructure for unmanned aerial system to ensure efficient logistical transportation of medical supplies in the country.

The hussle

The issue of delivery of medical supplies to the countryside has always been a daunting one for the Ministry of Health.

Source: The New Times (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care, Technology
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global health, healthcare technology, rural healthcare delivery