Zipline, a world leader in instant logistics, is launching operations in another African nation with on-demand drone deliveries of medical supplies in Kenya’s Kisumu County.
Under the agreement between the two parties, Zipline will establish a similar mode of operation that it initially rolled out in Rwanda in 2016, and has since improved and expanded under partnerships with Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast. Once its Kenyan storage and flight management center is prepared, Zipline will conduct automated drone flights of medicines and supplies to health facilities in Kisumu County.
The link-up is another example of how officials across Africa have been turning to Zipline to create regular drone delivery networks of medical supplies to remote or difficult to access areas that often need them most. That’s part of a swiftly spreading ambition across the continent to create universal health care by taking treatment to underserved locales by air.