Drone Startup To Deliver Blood And Medical Supplies To Rwanda06:43
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A photo taken on July 24, 2014 shows an aerial view displayed on a mobile phone synchronized to a tele-guided drone camera during an international trade fair in Kigali. Rwanda is  planning to construct a droneport in order to get drones to carry mostly medical urgent supplies from a central hub to rural areas around the country. (CYRIL NDEGEYA/AFP/Getty Images)
A photo taken on July 24, 2014 shows an aerial view displayed on a mobile phone synchronized to a tele-guided drone camera during an international trade fair in Kigali. Rwanda is planning to construct a droneport in order to get drones to carry mostly medical urgent supplies from a central hub to rural areas around the country. (CYRIL NDEGEYA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Here & Now's Peter O’Dowd speaks with Amy Costello of the Tiny Spark podcast about a U.S. startup called Zipline that will begin using drones to deliver much-needed medical supplies to Rwanda this summer.

Guest

  • Amy Costello, founder and executive editor of Tiny Spark, a podcast about philanthropy, non-profits and international aid. She tweets @tinyspark_org.

This segment aired on May 18, 2016.

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