One of Zipline’s drones.
By Grace Dean
- Zipline has started delivering coronavirus vaccines with drone in Ghana.
- This tackles one of the biggest problems with the rollout – distributing doses in poorer countries.
- Zipline has delivered medical supplies by drone since 2016, and works with Walmart and Novant Health.
Ghana has become the first country to launch a nationwide program to deliver coronavirus vaccines with drones.
Zipline started delivering the shots on Tuesday as part of the WHO’s first shipment of vaccines through COVAX, its program that aims to provide poorer countries with enough doses to cover 20% of their population.
Zipline, a San Francisco startup, has been delivering medical supplies including blood, personal protective equipment, and vaccines since 2016 using patented, autonomous drones.
Doctors can use Zipline’s app to place orders and track shipments.Continue reading… “Ghana is using drones to deliver coronavirus vaccines to rural communities”