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UNICEF Supports Community Health Workers, Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor In Malawi

Mail & Guardian: Malawi’s village health heroes
“…In Malawi, workers such as [37-year-old Amidu] Malope are called health surveillance assistants (HSAs) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which provides supplies to these assistants, has said they are one of the reasons child mortality has dropped by two-thirds: from 244 deaths for every 1,000 live births in 1990 to 68 in 2015…” (Pather, 6/30).

Reuters: Malawi, UNICEF launch Africa’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor
“Malawi and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) launched an air corridor on Thursday to test the effectiveness of drones in humanitarian emergencies and other development uses, the first project of its kind in Africa…” (Banda, 6/29).

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