UPS helps in Rwanda – level 2

17-05-2016 07:00

UPS is working with a start-up called Zipline International. This start-up will deliver blood and vaccines to transfusion centres in Rwanda starting this summer, and the start-up will do it by drone.

Around half of all blood transfusions in Rwanda go to mothers who bleed after giving birth. Thirty per cent goes to children who suffer from anaemia. Getting blood to where it is needed quickly is very important, and drones can make deliveries 20 times faster than a motorcycle.

The project will help UPS and Zipline test drone delivery technology, which people can use to deliver packages to you in the future.

Difficult words: start-up (a new business), suffer from (if you suffer from an illness, you have the illness and it makes your life harder), anaemia (a medical condition when you do not have enough red blood cells).

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