In Rwanda, His Drones Are Saving Lives

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One of the world’s first drone delivery services is all the way in rural Rwanda, where 27 year-old Abdoul Salam Nizeyimana earns a living by launching and retrieving self-flying planes. Nizeyimana was drawn to not only the technology of his employer Zipline but also its mission: to deliver blood to remote hospitals, helping doctors save their patients’ lives. Like many in Rwanda, Nizeyimana survived a harrowing tragedy to get to where he is today.

This is the third episode of “Next Jobs,” a series about careers of the future hosted by Bloomberg Technology’s Aki Ito.

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Host, Producer: Aki Ito
Camera: Gloria Kurnik
Producers: Leila Hussain and David Nicholson
Editors: Alan Jeffries and Victoria Daniell
Writers: Aki Ito and Alan Jeffries
Fixer: Eric Kabera