UAV Working Group
A collaborative effort from the beginning, VillageReach and partners developed the UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group (UPDWG) to serve as an informal knowledge and resource-sharing mechanism for those involved in the development, advancement, and application of UAS for public health and supply chain improvement. VillageReach coordinates all the group, donating staff time to organize calls, webinars, resources, and member outreach. Over the past year, UPDWG membership has grown to more than 80 individuals from dozens of organizations and countries. Quarterly webinars have covered topics including transportation cost modeling analysis and community and government perceptions of UAV use in sub-Saharan Africa. Future topics may include navigating the regulatory environment for country buy-in, shared frameworks for evaluating the impact of UAS, and sustainable business models for UAV system interventions.
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Tuesday, 26 June at 10:00 AM ET time (GMT -4)
Dr. James Campbell, from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will present his work on a hybrid UAV-truck delivery system. Following the presentation, there will be a discussion on how his research could be leveraged to guide the integration of drones in public health supply chains.
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