TIT: These African countries are using drones for humanitarian work

April 24, 2018 at 01:30 pm | Tech & Innovation

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

April 24, 2018 at 01:30 pm | Tech & Innovation


Rwanda

In 2016, Rwanda launched the world’s first commercial drone delivery service to help distribute medical supplies to remote areas within the country.

The project was in partnership with US company Zipline and it was aimed at cutting the delivery of medical supplies to minutes instead of hours.

It is expected to deliver up to 150 medical supplies per day, including blood, plasma, and coagulants to about 21 health facilities in rural western Rwanda.

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