17 April 2020 – Medical drones to transport samples collected from at-risk persons

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Zipline, Ghana Health Service, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

Overview: Ghana begins drone delivery of Covid-19 test samples with zipline

Full details here: https://vision1gh.com/covid-19-testsdrones-to-deliver-samples/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The introduction of drones is to help fast transfer of test samples from remote areas to the two main testing centres in Kumasi and Accra