The Use of Zipline Drones Technology for COVID-19 Samples Transportation in Ghana

Emmanuel Lamptey, Dorcas Serwaa


Drone technology has a wide range of general applications in the military, agriculture, data processing, security, and healthcare. The emergence of the novel coronavirus pandemic has accelerated its revolution in the healthcare industry. Ghana, a western African country, was the first to program and deploy automated drones to shuttle medical supplies and samples of suspected COVID-19 patients. With this approach, Ghana was able to quickly respond to the pandemic and save the lives of the general population. This paper presents a narrative study on the use of Zipline drones for transporting samples of suspected COVID-19 patients, highlighting the challenges and potential barriers encountered.


Doi: 10.28991/HIJ-2020-01-02-03

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Zipline-Drones; COVID-19; Testing Capacity; Ghana.


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