A Blood-delivering drone company prepares for launch in Tanzania


Zipline, a California-based robotics company that has made a name for itself delivering blood by drone in some parts of Africa eg Rwanda, has just announced plans to work with the Tanzania Ministry of Health and the country’s Medical Stores Department (MSD) to open four distribution centers in Tanzania over the next four years starting from 2018.
This company is aimed at delivering blood via drone to over a thousand public health facilities in Tanzania.This will be very crucial in delivering blood into remote health facilities within the country also they plan to include on-demand delivery of other medical supplies like emergency vaccines, HIV medications, and anti-malaria drugs. 
Zipline will partner with the Human Development Impact Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Saving Lives at Birth initiative to conduct research on the company's impact on the region in Tanzania.

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