Drones in International Development

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The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (USAID GHSC-PSM) project works to ensure an uninterrupted supply of public health commodities. Through procurement and delivery of medicines and in-country technical assistance, the project strengthens health supply chains for HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning, and maternal, newborn, and child health.

Through the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS, GHSC-PSM received funds to explore the use of drones for HIV/AIDS commodity deliveries to isolated and difficult-to-reach communities and to better understand the potential to improve health outcomes in low resource settings. The resulting activity was designed to focus on rural settings which experience limitations in the existing distribution system and lab sample network. These limitations, coupled with geographic and infrastructure challenges, leave gaps in service provided to patients.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 9:15am

Last updated: October 28, 2020