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Unlocking the Lower Skies: The Costs and Benefits of Deploying Drones across Use Cases in East Africa

May 20, 2021
The World Bank Group

This report explores the economic and broader societal rationale for introducing drones t in several use cases in the context of East Africa including include medical goods deliveries, food aid delivery, land mapping and risk assessment, agriculture, and transport and energy infrastructure inspection.

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Improving the reliability of primary care services with drones in Madagascar

May 6, 2021
UPDWG featuring PSI Madagascar and AerialMetric

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Bringing Cancer Closer to Home: Partners in Health and Zipline Join Forces

May 1, 2021
Zipline

This case study describes Partners In Health and Zipline collaborated to distribute medications to district hospitals close to cancer patients in Rwanda.

Assessing Feasibility And Readiness For Cargo Drones In Health Supply Chains

May 1, 2021
A. Greve, S. Dubin, R. Triche

A guide to conducting scoping trips for medical drone delivery implementations in low- and middle-income countries

Importance of drones in healthcare delivery amid a pandemic: current and generation next application

April 6, 2021
E.B. Odigie, B.I.G Adejumo, A.E. Oigbochie

This review is aimed at emphasizing the importance of drones in healthcare delivery noting its current and future usability.

Cancer care delivery innovations, experiences and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic: The Rwanda experience

April 1, 2021
G. Umutesi, C. Shyirambere, J.B. Bigirimana, et. al

This paper describes innovative interventions to ensure available and continued health care services during COVID-19, including drug delivery by drone.

Applications and Research avenues for drone-based models in logistics: A classification and review

March 14, 2021
M. Moshref-Javadi, M. Winkenbach

In this paper, authors present a structured, comprehensive, and scalable framework for classifying drone-based delivery systems and their associated routing problems.

Redesigning immunization supply chains: Results from three country analyses

March 8, 2021
Prosser W., Folorunso O., McCord J., et al.

Guinea, Madagascar, and Niger initiated iSC system design efforts to conduct analysis of
alternative supply chain scenarios, including drones, to identify areas for improvement.

Operational Study of Drone Spraying Application for the Disinfection of Surfaces against the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 7, 2021
González Jorge, H., González de Santos, L.M., Fariñas Álvarez, N., et al.

This work evaluates the possibilities of using unmanned aircraft systems for disinfection tasks.

“As It Is Africa, It Is Ok”? Ethical Considerations of Development Use of Drones for Delivery in Malawi

March 1, 2021
Ning Wang

Based on a field study conducted in 2019, this article investigates how drones are used for medical supply delivery in Malawi—a country where the community is underserved for healthcare and related infrastructure underdeveloped, while airspace is largely open and regulations generally relaxed.