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We are proud to work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the United Nations' (UN) Shot@Life campaign to ensure Pfizer’s life-saving vaccines reach those who need them most.

Rwanda Launches World’s First National Drone Delivery Service Powered By Zipline

Up To 150 Emergency Medical Drone Flights a Day
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US, Atlanta and Kigali, Rwanda, October 14, 2016 /3BL Media/  - Today, Rwandan President Paul Kagame launched the world’s first national drone delivery service during a ceremony in the country’s centrally located Muhanga District. Starting today, the Rwandan government will begin using drones to make up to 150 on-demand, emergency deliveries per day of life-saving blood to 21 transfusing facilities located in the western half of the country.

Getting Life-Saving Medicines . . . from a Drone

How global collaboration makes the impossible, possible.
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Kevin Etter | UPS 

Moz Siddiqui | Gavi

The Rwandan government will soon use drones to deliver life-saving blood supplies and rabies vaccine to health workers in the western half of the East African country.

The effort is part of an innovative collaboration between Zipline, a California-based robotics company; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and UPS. The partnership could help save lives around the world.

From Weapon of War to Beacon of Hope

Drones will soon start delivering medical supplies to unreachable areas in Rwanda. It could spark the beginning of a revolution in technology and healthcare.
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Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes 

UPS Creates Global Partnership with Zipline and Gavi to Transform Delivery of Humanitarian Aid and Life-Saving Vaccines with Drones

Rwanda Drone Network is Potential Model for Other Countries
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May 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- The UPS Foundation (NYSE: UPS) today announced a partnership with Zipline, a California­-based robotics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to explore using drones to transform the way life-saving medicines like blood and vaccines are delivered across the world.

Creating a Cervical Cancer-Free World for Women and Girls

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The global toll of cancer will continue to rise if where we live determines whether we live. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many people -- especially women and girls -- around the world. In the western world, the cervical cancer threat has been dramatically reduced thanks to widely available screening tests and vaccines. In developing countries, however, it is still a leading killer of women, often affecting many women in the prime of their lives -- women who support families and are key economic contributors in their countries.

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