Media Outlets Examine New Technologies’ Roles In Delivering Health Care, Supplies

The Economist: Help from above
“…Rwanda will soon be a laboratory for one of the most hyped technologies around. … If all goes well, drones could cut a 3.5-hour trip by car to and from one of the country’s five blood banks to less than 45 minutes, a potentially life-saving difference for a mother hemorrhaging after giving birth…” (7/2).

SciDev.Net: Telemedicine saves lives in disaster zones
“…I spoke to Raghu Venugopal, a doctor based in Canada, who runs [Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF)] telemedicine network. Established six years ago, the network uses an encrypted online portal where medics in the field can upload case files, photographs, ultrasounds, and X-ray images, and seek advice from specialists working in MSF headquarters or hospitals thousands of miles away…” (Mathers, 6/30).