Drones reach new heights in Africa
Innovation is bringing new victories in international healthcare
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.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.