World Economic Forum May 8, 2020
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, otherwise known as drones, are helping to modernize the last mile in medical deliveries.
- A World Economic Forum initiative, Medicine from the Sky, in partnership with the State Government of Telangana and Apollo Hospitals in India, could provide a model for scaleing drone-based medical deliveries in South Asia.
- Drones could potentially allow large-scale deliveries of blood, long-tail medicines, medical samples and even organs.
The modern healthcare system represents some of the greatest achievements of the human intellect to improve the quality of people’s lives. Yet, in this modern age, many people in rural and underdeveloped quarters of the world still lack access to basic healthcare. Closing these gaps has gained a new urgency during the current pandemic,...