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UPDWG Webinar

Designing Medical Drone Delivery Systems - Workshop Materials

November 15, 2021
UPDWG featuring PATH, UNICEF, USAID & VillageReach


November 2021 Newsletter

November 1, 2021

Drone Evidence Generation Toolkit (EGT)

October 21, 2021

This toolkit illustrates how to collect the right data for decision-making about medical drone delivery operations.


October 2021 Newsletter

October 2, 2021

UPDWG Webinar

Collecting the Right Data: The Drone Evidence Generation Toolkit

September 30, 2021
UPDWG featuring VillageReach and the Interagency Supply Chain Group


Quality Control of Red Blood Cell Solutions for Transfusion Transported via Drone Flight to a Remote Island

September 13, 2021
K. Yakushiji, F. Yakushiji, et. al

This study aimed to prove that blood transportation via drones can meet the rapid demand for blood transfusions anywhere in Japan, including remote islands.


September 2021 Newsletter

September 2, 2021

A simulation-based analysis for effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines: A case study in Norway

September 1, 2021
X. Sun, E. A. Andoh, H. Yu

This paper develops a simulation-based approach combining both route optimization and dynamic simulation to improve the logistics performance for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, including drone transportation scenarios.

Fundamentals: Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

September 1, 2021
CAA Innovation Hub

Airspace users, including operators of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), need approval to carry items that are classified as ‘dangerous goods’. The purpose of this guidance is to help RPAS operators understand the requirements and application process for carrying dangerous goods in the UK.

Ethical Considerations Associated with “Humanitarian Drones”: A Scoping Literature Review

July 2, 2021
N. Wang, M. Christen, M. Hunt

This scoping review offers an assessment of the ethical considerations associated with humanitarian drones.