Doctors Without Borders Is Experimenting With Delivery Drones To Battle An Epidemic

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Drones aren’t delivering pizza just yet. But they could soon help save lives in places where health care is hard to reach.

It’s going to be a while before Amazon’s drones are delivering Christmas presents to anyone’s doorstep. But in the remote forests of Papua New Guinea, one startup’s vision for delivery drones is already coming to life.

In September, executives of Matternet, a Silicon Valley drone startup, traveled to the Pacific Island nation at the invitation of the government and Doctors Without Borders staff, who are helping battle a serious tuberculosis epidemic in the rural regions of the country.

Source: Fast CoExist (link opens in a new window)

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