Drones assist in vaccine logistics
Zipline is cooperating with UPS and the UPS Foundation to assist the government of Ghana in the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines across the West African country.
Supported by the coordination of UPS Healthcare with vaccine manufacturers, UPS deliveries of initial vaccines arrived last week from India and transportation will begin swiftly within the country.
As part of the government’s planned vaccination rollout, the drone services provider will then secure on-demand delivery of doses directly to health facilities.
All in all, Zipline’s drones have flown 8 million autonomous km to deliver 1.5 million doses of vaccines, units of blood and critical and life-saving medications to 1,000 health facilities serving 25 million people in three countries. (ah)