The year, 2022 would be the best year of expansion of medical drone delivery across Africa thanks to the drone logistics company Zipline. We are surprised after getting news that the efficient and hardworking medical drone services providers had crossed Bayelsa State in Nigeria last week, but now that company declared that it would be landing in Kenya for the first time in history.
Instant logistics leader Ziline agreed with Kisumu County, a member of (LREB) the Lake Region Economic Bloc. In this agreement, it is decided that Zipline uses its warehousing facilities and autonomous aircraft technology for the storage and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, blood-related products, and other types of medical supplies to provide health benefits and solutions within Kisumu county.
According to this agreement, a Zipline distribution hub will be started and operated in Kisumu County, where it will become and act as a base of the entire operations for the Zipline (UAS) uncrewed aerial system and its services that will introduce health safety projects and related facilities throughout 16 sixteen countries in Western Kenya. Where orders of various medical supplies will be made in the future, putting over 610000 citizens within minutes of the urgent situation of medical delivery.
Zips would have to cover the longest distance from the Kisumu hub will be Ogal Beach which is about twenty-five kilometers away, used to complete 160km round trips with no trouble on a day-to-day basis.
To support and follow the Zipline operations as well as its distribution hub, so many parties are willing to join and collaborate on such operational projects according to the standard operating procedures and provide medical services at a vast level including COVID-19 vaccination and other health services within a particular area zone.
Guaranteed by Senior Vice President For Zipline
The great Senior Vice President for Zipline, Mr. Daniel Marfo guaranteed us that Zipline will promote the distribution hub construction process to make sure healthcare for life-threatening diseases or disabilities and vaccines is achieved speedily.
Highlighted Remarks On The partnership
After that, we would like to mention some great remarks and points of view on a wonderful partnership.
Chairman of LREB and Governor of KAKAMEGA:
“It is our commitment as LREB to deliver an aggressive agenda of building a robust health delivery system that will not only serve a few but the vast majority of people within LREB Counties. Zipline’s technology is one we can resort to in accelerating the transformation of our health systems to provide timely healthcare solutions to the people on whose mandate we serve”.
Dr. Gregory Ganda, County Executive Committee (CEC) Member of Health:
“I am happy to note that this is one step towards reducing operational inefficiencies that inhibit access to universal healthcare in our country and region.”
Lake Region Economic BLOC, LREB’s Chairman Wycliffe Oparany:
“It is our commitment as LREB to deliver an aggressive agenda of building a robust health medical drone delivery system that will not only serve a few, but the vast majority of people within LREB Counties,” said LREB Chairman Wycliffe Oparany.
“Zipline’s technology is one we can resort to in accelerating the transformation of our health systems to provide timely healthcare solutions to the people on whose mandate we serve.”
Keller Rinaudo, Chief Executive Officer of Zipline:
“We’ve seen how automated, on-demandcan transform healthcare systems to make them more efficient, effective, and equitable,” said Keller Rinaudo, CEO of Zipline, which also operates in the US.
“Zipline’s expansion into Kenya, our seventh country, in partnership with Kisumu County, is a pivotal step forward to expand these important benefits to more communities around the world.”