Ministry of Health Partners With Fly Zipline For Delivery Of Blood And Health Essentials To Rural Parts Of Ghana

Ghana’s Ministry of Health recently approved the way for the transportation of blood and other emergency products to remote areas of the country by drones. The move by the Ministry of Health is to reduce challenges with the supply of medicines and other services to rural areas in Ghana which are hard to reach by road.

Dr Twum Nuamah, chairman of the health committee in parliament disclosed the deal when presenting the committee’s report on a private partnership agreement between the Government of Ghana and Fly Zip line GH limited.

Mr Twum Nuamah said the agreement to improve on the country’s health services. He said in 2017, out of the 197 maternal deaths, 100 were attributed to bleeding.

The deal is said to be $12,527,000 for the design, installation, and operation of unmanned area vehicles over a four-year period.

Fly Zipline launched Rwanda’s first national drone delivery service in 2006 to improve public health delivery in the country. Fly Zipline is funded by venture capital firms including Andreesen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Temasek Holdings.

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