Parliament few days ago approved the drones for medical delivery deal after three failed attempts.
Ghana seeks to use a drone delivery network, which will be run by the GHS and the Ministry of Health, to give Ghana the most advanced healthcare supply chain in the subregion.
The drones will operate 24 hours a day from 4 distribution centres across the country. The distribution centres will stock 184 life-saving and essential medical supplies including emergency blood and oxytocin to save women’s lives in childbirth. Postpartum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death.
The others include emergency medicines for surgeries, severe infections, antivenins and anti-rabies, diabetic emergencies, extremely high blood pressure emergencies.
Zipline will employ 200 Ghanaians, including pharmacists, engineers, flight operations, and many more essential and allied support staff.
Zipline’s operation in Rwanda is already 100% run by Rwandans. Zipline has committed to 100% local employment in Ghana as well.
Zipline will build a training centre in Ghana to support all of Zipline’s Anglophone West African operations.
Below is the full document on the deal