PFIZER HELPS DELIVER MEDICAL PRODUCTS BY DRONE IN GHANA
Alliance members’ efforts to improve patient access include harnessing the latest transport technologies. For example, Pfizer and Zipline, a medical product delivery company, are collaborating with the government of Ghana on a medical drone delivery system for remote rural areas. With additional support from Zipline’s partners the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gavi, and UPS Foundation, the drones deliver nearly 150 essential medical products—including blood, emergency and routine vaccines, and emergency and essential medicines. The program reaches an estimated 2,000 to 2,500 health facilities and 15 million citizens. Pfizer and its partners also aim to collect and leverage real-time data to increase supply chain efficiencies and strengthen Ghana’s healthcare system.