Health

Collaborative drone fleet transports immunisation vaccines for children in DR Congo

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A collaboration which included the Ministry of Health, VillageReach and Swoop Aero, with funding by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has vaccinated the first children receiving vaccines by drone in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The successful flights, which took place in the northwestern province of Équateur, are part of a broader strategy to reach remote populations with vaccines and other medicines called Nouvelle Génération des Chaînes d’Approvisionnement, or NGCA. The drone demonstrations highlight continued innovation to improve health, in the midst of the recent public health emergency declaration by the World Health Organization due to an Ebola outbreak. A
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Pierce Aerospace and Redwing Labs enter partnership for global drone delivery advancement

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Pierce Aerospace and Redwing Labs have entered into a partnership in a move to advance global medical deliveries by drone. The companies have said that they hope by teaming up the strengths of Pierce Aerospace’s Remote Identification expertise and technologies and Redwing Labs' long-distance drone delivery aircraft and operations can be combines. Aaron Pierce, CEO, commented: ““I am happy to see Redwing Labs and Pierce Aerospace combining efforts to advance medical drone delivery around the world. As a former volunteer EMT, I have been a proponent of the potential of drones in the medical field and I see amazingly capable
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Drone experience offers care home residents a view from the clouds

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Residents at Windle Court in South Woodham Ferrers in Essex were treated to a rare view from the clouds when local drone pilot, Jason, came to visit. Using goggles linked to the drone, the residents were able to take in amazing views from 100ft above as Jason flew his drone over the surrounding area. Spectacular views enjoyed by the residents included local landmarks such as the River Crouch, Meadow Croft Garden Centre, an aerial view of their home, as well as the surrounding landscape. Activities Coordinator at Windle Court, Nicola Daniels, said: “Everyone was really impressed and cannot wait for
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