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Quality Analysis of Tuberculosis Specimens Transported by Drones versus Ground Transportation

June 23, 2022
Malamule, Moreira, Madeira, et al.

This study evaluated the impact of drone transportation on the quality of TB sputum specimens with suspected Mycobacterium tuberculosis…

Guidance Document: Use of Drones in Healthcare

June 1, 2022
Indian Council of Medical Research

Guidance on how to obtain regulatory approval and use drones for delivering medical supplies…

English: Evaluation of the performance of drones for the transport of vaccines and other health products to remote health facilities Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

May 31, 2022
Kinshasa School of Public Health & VillageReach

In 2020, the DRC Ministry of Health, VillageReach and Swoop Aero partnered to introduce routine drone transport into Equateur Province’s immunization supply chain. The Kinshasa School of Public Health and VillageReach are generating evidence on the drone implementation process to elucidate the achievement of immunization supply chain performance goals.

UPDWG Webinar

UPDWG Webinar: Effects of drone delivery on the blood product supply chain in Rwanda

May 19, 2022
UPDWG ft. University of British Columbia & Zipline


Medicine from the Sky, India: Insight Report

May 18, 2022
World Economic Forum

Published insight report on ‘Medicine from the Sky’, that charts WEF’s approach during the course of the initiative right from its inception to the point of execution. This covers operations, compliance, economics & tech.

Test Procedure: Crash Protected Containers for Dangerous Goods Carried by Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

April 30, 2022
Vehicle Certification Agency

This procedure describes a test method which has been developed to demonstrate the robustness of containers intended for the carriage of dangerous goods by remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).

Effect of unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) delivery on blood product delivery time and wastage in Rwanda: a retrospective, cross-sectional study and time series analysis

April 1, 2022
M. P. Nisingizwe, P. Ndishimye, et al.

This independent research evaluated the effects of Zipline’s drone delivery intervention on blood product delivery times and wastage in 20 health facilities.

UPDWG Webinar

How the Medicine from the Sky program sparked the medical drone delivery industry in India

March 31, 2022
UPDWG featuring the World Economic Forum and Apollo TeleHealth


Français: Évaluation des performances des drones pour le transport des vaccins et autres produits de santé vers les formations sanitaires éloignées

March 31, 2022
Kinshasa School of Public Health & VillageReach

En 2020, le ministère de la Santé de la RDC, VillageReach et Swoop Aero se sont associés pour introduire le transport de routine par drone dans la chaîne d’approvisionnement de la vaccination de la province de l’Équateur. L’École de santé publique de Kinshasa et VillageReach génèrent des preuves sur le processus de mise en œuvre des drones pour élucider la réalisation des objectifs de performance de la chaîne d’approvisionnement en vaccination.

Zipline Ghana: Impact Evaluation Executive Summary

March 29, 2022
Zipline & IDinsight

3-page summary of the results of the impact evaluation done by IDinsight and Zipline, which explores the impact of providing access to Zipline’s services, including drone delivery, to health facilities in Ghana.