Swiss researchers are helping to develop a new logistics system for Africa: The idea is to use drones to transport medicine in areas difficult to reach by road.
Rwanda could the first country in the world with a network of drone airports.
San Franciso based tech start-up Zipline has developed a drone delivery system to get desperately needed blood and medical supplies to outlying hospitals and doctors in Rwanda. The first trial is proving so successful, they're hoping to expand operations in neighboring African countries.
A California startup supplies hospitals in Rwanda with blood bags and medications. Drones provide the quickest delivery, paid for by the Health Ministry in Kigali.
Most people associate drones with warfare and destruction. But a California start-up is working with the Rwandan government to deploy them for saving lives. Where other countries set barriers, Rwanda sees opportunity. And companies are taking notice.
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