USTDA, Zipline partner to expand West African healthcare access through drone technology  

USTDA, Zipline partner to expand West African healthcare access through drone technology  

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has introduced that it has awarded a grant to Global Instant logistics service company, Zipline for a feasibility examine to expand healthcare access in Ghana and Nigeria utilizing unmanned aerial autos.

The examine will facilitate Zipline’s goal of increasing its logistics services to make healthcare extra accessible and reasonably priced.

“Increasing access to healthcare is critical for West Africa. Our partnership with Zipline demonstrates the role that non-traditional models of healthcare access can play in addressing this need,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Director.

USTDA, Zipline partner to expand West African healthcare access through drone technology  

“USTDA’s support for this project reflects the holistic approach that we are taking toward developing healthcare infrastructure and the important role that private sector companies can play in offering meaningful solutions.”

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia E. Palmer, hosted the grant signing ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Accra and underscored the U.S. government’s resolve to improve bilateral commerce and funding.

Palmer said: “The United States is committed to a strong partnership with Ghana that will grow our economies while improving and even saving peoples’ lives. This project serves as an example of our whole-of-government approach, where USTDA worked closely with the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State, and USAID, to reach today’s important milestone with Zipline.”

USTDA, Zipline partner to expand West African healthcare access through drone technology  
Virginia E. Palmer, US Ambassador to Ghana

USTDA’s feasibility examine will enable Zipline to assess the viability of increasing its healthcare logistics services into new geographic areas and creating new business fashions to construct on its current supply programs.

In addition to healthcare sector advantages, Zipline’s mission is anticipated to improve access to e-commerce, postal, and agricultural merchandise, and services in hard-to-reach areas, serving to to stimulate native economies and lowering prices and time to access items and services.

“Zipline has transformed the logistics and medical systems in the countries where we operate, helped save lives, and reduced negative environmental impact on the planet,” said Daniel Marfo, Zipline’s Senior Vice President.

“This grant from USTDA will enable a feasibility study to assess the impact of expanding Zipline’s operations in Nigeria and Ghana so that we can help more communities and healthcare systems have access to critical items when they need it.”

This mission advances a main pillar of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, which goals to strengthen international health safety through investments in patient-centred health services.

The mission additionally supports the U.S. government’s Prosper Africa initiative to considerably improve two-way commerce and funding between the U.S. and Africa.  

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