Tanzania to use drone network to deliver critical medicines
August 25, 2017
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Drones soon will be used in Tanzania to deliver medicines to health facilities across the East African country, continuing a trend of African governments embracing drone networks to deliver critical services.
Tanzania's government is working with U.S. logistics company Zipline to launch what they call the world's largest drone delivery service for emergency medical supplies.
In the first quarter of 2018, Tanzania's government will begin using drones to make up to 2,000 deliveries per day to more than 1,000 health facilities, Zipline said in a statement Thursday.