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UPS pioneers drone delivery in Ghana

[ April 24, 2019   //   ]

The UPS Foundation is partnering with vaccine alliance Gavi and others to develop a drone delivery service for up to 2,000 health facilities in Ghana. California-based automated logistics company Zipline will use drones to make emergency deliveries of high priority products including emergency and routine vaccines, blood products and life-saving medications. The service will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from four distribution centers, each equipped with 30 drones. Earlier, the UPS Foundation and Gavi pioneered drone delivery of blood products to hard-to-reach clinics in Rwanda.