The government and Zipline Inc, a U.S. - based firm have partnered to improve the urgent medical supplies delivery system.
A New Times report describes how the fight against life-threatening diseases in one of the world's poorest nations could get a boost from an unlikely avenue, drones.
The Drone Comes Home
New Times, 16 October 2016
A while ago, it was all about the Kigali Convention Center and the AU Summit it was to subsequently host in July. That came and went. Now it's all about the trailblazing launch of… Read more »
World's First Drones for Medical Supplies Launched in Rwanda
New Times, 14 October 2016
The first medical supply of remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, will be launched in Rwanda today. The pioneer project, in Muhanga District in southern Rwanda,… Read more »
A Look Inside the World's Very First Droneport
CIO, 11 October 2016
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a commercial cargo drone returning to its droneport after delivering life-saving blood supplies. Read more »
Putting Drones to Good Use Will Benefit Society
New Times, 18 August 2016
Bring up the topic of drones and it conjures images of terror from the skies. Read more »
Govt to Start Using Drones to Transport Key Medical Supplies
New Times, 17 August 2016
Conventionally, far flung health facilities across the country rely on road networks to replenish medical and blood supplies which could take days given the state of some roads. Read more »
Security Organs Officials Train On Drones Introduction in Rwanda Airspace
News of Rwanda, 27 July 2016
Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) has trained and equipped 33 security officers on new technology of using unmanned Aerial Vehicles known as drones. Read more »
Telemedicine - the Future of Healthcare
New Times, 20 June 2016
In an enclosed room at Rwanda Military Hospital in Kanombe, students listen attentively to instructions from a video interaction. This is part of their medical training, a session… Read more »
Rwanda Closer to Using Drones in Medical Supplies Delivery
New Times, 15 May 2016
Zipline Inc, a California-based robotics firm Friday announced details of a partnership with Government to make on-demand deliveries of life-saving medical products using drones. Read more »
Drones to Deliver Medical Supplies
Al Jazeera, 9 May 2016
Starting next month, doctors and nurses in far-flung areas of Rwanda will be able to order blood and emergency medicine via a text message. Read more »
Doctors and nurses in far-flung areas will be able to order blood and emergency medicine via a text message. Read more »
A regulatory framework has been planned by the government to allow an 'airport' for remote controlled drones to be established which could facilitate transport of urgent medical ... Read more »
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