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UAV for Medicines

speedily delivery of medical suplies increases the chances of survival

Zipline - Speedily Delivery of Medical Supplies.

If you spend a day at a health facility you will quickly learn that, life can be measured in a number of variables. The health workers constantly have to making decisions, tough once one must add, to and not do, that have an impact on the outcome of the our lives. These decisions are made even more challenging, with lack of resources – medical products. This is even more apparent in remote areas.

Today, even with governments efforts to put a health facility in every village, stocking these facilities with all the necessary medical products is a challenge. A lot of work has been done with different partners to ensure these facilities are stocked, but due to infrastructural reasons such as cold rooms, some the medical products can not be stocked.

This will save lives Mr & Mrs Matonya

Shortage of stock add to the remoteness of these facilities can pose as life threatening situation especially if the survival likelihood is a time based. And here is where we Zipline comes in.Shortage of stock add to the remoteness of these facilities can pose as life threatening situation especially if the survival likelihood is a time based. And here is where we Zipline comes in.

Zipline uses the small robot airplane, Zip, designed for a high level of safety, using many of the same approaches as commercial airliners. Zip can carry vaccines, medicine, or blood, anything needed to save a life. A fleet of Zips is able to provide for a population of millions. No roads, no problem.

Tanzania will be the second country in the Africa, after Rwanda to try this technology at its scale – 75km of Dodoma’s MSD Office. The trial will serve over 150 health facilities for a period of one year. During the course of this study enough information will be gathered to best advise the governments on this technology feasibility for a whole country roll-out.