Second Drone Delivery Base Launches at Asante Mampong-Ghana

Ghana launch new Drone Delivery base.

The new Drone happened to be the second drone in Ghana.

The new Drone Delivery base was LauchAnd opened by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akkufo-Addo.

Ghana Second Drone Delivery Base Launches at Asante Mampong
On Thursday President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo unwrap Ghana's newest medical drone delivery base at Asante Mampong as part of his duty tour of the Ashanti region this week.

This marks the second of what will be four medical drone delivery bases that have been commissioned to help expand access to critical and life-saving medicines for people across Ghana.

Zipline, a California-based robotics company, operates the medical drone delivery service with support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UPS Foundation and other partners.

The medical drone program was officially launched on Wednesday, Apr. 24 by Ghana's vice president Mahamudu Bawumia, who first made the announcement a year ago. The launch at Zipline's Omenako centre in Ghana (70 kilometres north of the capital, Accra) is the first of four centres it hopes to complete by the end of 2019.
Like the facility at Omenako in the Eastern Region, the Mampong operation uses drones to make on-demand and emergency deliveries of 12 routine and emergency vaccines as well as 148 blood products and critical medicines.

Ghana’s Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) will supply Zipline with Gavi-supported vaccines for delivery, including Yellow Fever, Polio, Measles & Rubella, Meningitis, Pneumococcal, and Diphtheria & Tetanus, among others. EPI will also leverage Zipline’s delivery service for future mass immunization programs in the country.