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.
Rwanda Drone Network is Potential Model for Other Countries
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.
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.