Help from above – The Zipline drone ejects a blood package that floats to earth on a mini-parachute.
Ready to launch – A drone takes off from Zipline's headquarters in Rwanda.
Lifesaving cargo – The drones carry vital supplies of blood to remote and inaccessible areas of the country.
Target locked – The drones are guided from an iPad programmed with the route map and co-ordinates of the target. The system, designed by delivery giants UPS, is accurate to a target size of three parking spaces.
Special delivery – They are collected at their destinations by health workers, who are notified by text of their arrival.
Embracing innovation – The nation suffers with a poor road network that makes delivery services unreliable. The Rwandan government has embraced drone technology through favorable legislation, and plans to open the world's first droneport.
The team – Californian start-up Zipline test their technology in the U.S. before taking it to the field. If the Rwandan project is successful, it will be expanded into new countries.