More than two billion people lack adequate access to essential medical products, such as blood and vaccines, due to challenging terrain and gaps in infrastructure.
Zipline improves access to these supplies by flying over impassable mountains and washed-out roads, delivering directly to remote clinics. We centralize supply and provide on-demand deliveries, completely reducing waste and stock-outs.
Zipline provides a seamless delivery system at an affordable price, obsessing over every detail, so you can focus on patient health.
Rwanda saw an opportunity to use Zipline to deliver blood products to 21 transfusing facilities and the world’s first drone delivery system operating at national scale was launched in October 2016.
Hospitals used to take multiple hours to pick up blood at a regional center. Now blood is delivered directly to the facility in less than 30 minutes.
Ultimately, Rwanda’s vision is to put all 12 million citizens within 30 minutes of any essential medical products.