Zipline in Kenya Expanding Medical Drone Delivery
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Yesterday, instant logistics leader Zipline formed an agreement with Kisumu County, a member of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB), that will see Zipline make use of its warehousing facility and autonomous aircraft technology for the storage and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, blood products and other medical supplies to health facilities within the County.
Per the agreement, a Zipline distribution hub will be established and operated in Kisumu County, where it will act as the base of operations for the Zipline uncrewed aerial system (UAS) and Zipline services that will service health projects and facilities throughout 16 counties in western Kenya.
“We have made some significant efforts in improving the overall healthcare delivery of our people,” said The Governor of Kisumu County, H.E. Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o. “It is heartwarming to note, therefore, that our mission…