Country launches world’s first national drone delivery service with help from a Silicon Valley startup
by Amar Toor
Rwanda has launched the world’s first national drone delivery system, which will be used to deliver blood to patients in remote areas of the country. The drones, manufactured by California robotics company Zipline, will begin delivering blood to 21 transfusing facilities in the western part of Rwanda, where poor roads and healthcare infrastructure have often made it difficult to reach patients in need. Rwandan President Paul Kagame will formally announce the program at a ceremony in Kigali on Friday.