Zipline International

Zipline provides a remote medical supply delivery service utilizing fixed wing drones.

Product description Brand name and product description

Zipline is a delivery drone manufacturer that specializes in medical supplies delivery in remote locations in all weather conditions. Their drones or “Zips” as they call them are fixed wing delivery drones are currently serving 21 hospitals in Rwanda. They have a partnership with the Rwandan government to integrate their delivery system into the healthcare system and deliver life saving medical products to remote hospitals in under 30 minutes. The Zip does not require a landing site at the delivery locations as the medical product is dropped by parachute into a designated landing zone, a target area of five meters in diameter, and then it returns back to the distribution depot.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Rwanda is the only active country, but Zipline is looking to add additional country markets at the end of the year, targeting Indonesia, Vietnam, and the USA.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Zipline, GAVI, UPS, and the Rwandan Ministry of Health

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

“Service model on a per flight basis with a minimum number of flights agreed upon. Drones are not for sale.”1

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

While goal #3 Good Health is the most applicable, goals #9 Infrastructure and #10 Reduced Inequalities would also apply

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Governments, NGOs, and Health care providers supporting remote communities

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