It has been delivering emergency blood supplies within Rwanda since 2016. Chief executive Keller Rinaudo told the TEDGlobal conference that he was in talks with Tanzania’s government to open four distribution centres. But some have suggested the real goal of the negotiations is to gain permission to begin US deliveries. Mr Rinaudo said he hoped a deal would allow the start-up to fly a range of medical products to thousands of Tanzania’s health centres. “Having an agile supply chain for healthcare makes a big difference in improving access and empowering doctors,” he said at the TED event in Arusha, Tanzania.

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