How far off are drones in the delivery of rural care?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Silicon Valley startup called Matternet is pioneering a pilot program that uses drones to connect rural care providers with major hospitals in Bhutan. Currently, the country has 31 hospitals, 178 basic care clinics and 654 outreach clinics serving a population of 700,000. The program has the potential to impact the model of rural care delivery globally.

Source: Healthcare Dive (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Impact Assessment
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Base of the Pyramid, health care, public health, rural healthcare delivery, social entrepreneurship, social impact, startup