Tanzania set to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network

Tanzania is set to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network early 2018, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save the lives of many in the region. Zipline, a Californian drone-delivery startup that has been delivering blood to Rwandan clinics since October, recently announced that it’s expanding its operations into…

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Mamaope: the Medical smart jacket that tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia

Young Ugandan Brian Turyabagye, invented a biochemical smart jacket, called Mamaope, which detects pneumonia 3 to 4 times faster than the orthodox doctors’ detection.  In Sub-Saharan Africa, pneumonia kills half a million children aged five and below every year; this accounts for half of all global deaths of children under five from pneumonia (UNICEF). Unfortunately, not enough…

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Christian Toé inventor of the Laafi Bag, a refrigerator bag able to keep vaccines at the proper temperature for four days

At 28 years old, the young Burkinabe engineer develops Laafi Bag, a refrigeration bag capable of keeping the vaccines at the proper temperature for four days. The Laafi Bag project won € 10,000 (6,559,570 FCFA) in the Rebranding Africa Awards in Brussels and received a pledge of € 155,000 (CFAF 101,673,335) from Coris Bank Burkina…

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