UNICEF used UAV created by “Matternet” to help children in Africa

Malawi tests first unmanned aerial vehicle flights for HIV early infant diagnosis

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LILONGWE, Malawi 14 March 2016 – The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have started testing the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) to explore cost effective ways of reducing waiting times for HIV testing of infants. The test, which is using simulated samples, will have the potential to cut waiting times dramatically, and if successful, will be integrated into the health system alongside others mechanisms such as road transport and SMS.

Source: Malawi tests first unmanned aerial vehicle flights for HIV early infant diagnosis

For the first time Uganda Red Cross Society used a UAV to monitor a refugee camp in Africa

First use of a drone by Red Cross in Africa highlights scale of humanitarian situation at Uganda’s border with South Sudan

 

 

Uganda Red Cross Society deployed the first Red Cross unmanned aerial vehicle – a drone – in Africa to monitor the situation at a vast refugee camp on the border with South Sudan.

Source: IFRC News