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UNICEF, Malawi Government Test UAV In Rural Areas To Improve Child Health Care

The Guardian: Malawi turns to drones to bolster child health care in remote communities
“…Working with the government, UNICEF is considering using drones to transport medical tests and blood samples from rural clinics to laboratories, avoiding the rutted roads that make even short journeys uncomfortable and unpredictable, partly because of fuel costs and a lack of motorbike drivers…” (McNeish, 3/28).

Inter Press Service: Saving Children’s Lives Through Drones
“The first successful test flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone was an unhindered 10 km journey from a community health center to the Kamuzu central hospital laboratory in the capital Lilongwe. Local community members watched with excitement as the drone rose into the sky, after being launched by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and government of Malawi at the area 25 health center…” (Phiri, 3/28).

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