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Drones reach new heights in Africa

POSTED January 30, 2018

Drones reach new heights in Africa

Innovation is bringing new victories in international healthcare

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Drones are feeding the healthcare system in Rwanda, reports Al Jazeera.

Zipline, a Silicon Valley robotics company, is leveraging drones to deliver blood to hospitals and transfusion centres across Rwanda, promoting it as “the world’s first, and only, national drone delivery service.”

Most of the deliveries are for routine stock-ups, but some are for emergency needs. “The mission of the company is bringing life-saving medicine to the most difficult to reach parts of the world,” Justin Hamilton, a Zipline spokesperson, is quoted as saying by Al Jazeera. [aljazeera.com]

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada applauds this type of innovation as we work to provide quality healthcare to hundreds of thousands of children, youth and families around the world. We all need to work together to provide solutions.

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