Zipline, which delivers lifesaving medical supplies by drone, now valued at $1.2 billion

Zipline, which delivers lifesaving medical supplies by drone, now valued at $1.2 billion

Zipline is a drone-delivery startup that delivers medical supplies, including blood, rabies vaccines and antivenom, to thousands of hard-to-reach health clinics in Rwanda and Ghana.

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“With the new funding, Zipline will be able to set up delivery hubs at 2,600 health facilities in Rwanda and Ghana by the end of this year. And it will soon be making deliveries of medical supplies in the U.S.,starting in North Carolina.”

“According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, drug overdose deaths have been a major factor in lower life expectancy in the U.S, especially in rural areas.”

“In Rwanda, Zipline’s drones have flown more than 1 million km and have made more than 13,000 deliveries.”

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