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News from the Last Mile (January 2017)

January 10, 2017
Quarterly VillageReach Newsletter

VillageReach Newsletter from January 2017

Evaluation of the Information and Communications Technology for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Project

December 1, 2013

This report presents the results of an evaluation by Invest in Knowledge Initiative (IKI) of the Information and Communications Technology for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (ICT for MNCH) Pilot Project, which is a project of the Concern Worldwide’s Innovations of Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Project initiative.

Social Entrepreneurship and Systems Change: VillageReach

May 2, 2017

This teaching case study explores the role of social entrepreneurship played in the Dedicated Logistics System in Mozambique.

Beyond Organizational Scale: How Social Entrepreneurs Create System Change

May 2, 2017

The objective of this report is to help practitioners understand what system change means in the context of social entrepreneurship, how it is distinct from direct service models, and most importantly what it looks like in practice.

Testing cargo drones in the Amazon

March 21, 2017
UPDWG Webinars

You are kindly invited to attend the fourth featured webinar of the UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group. For this UPDWG webinar, Patrick Meier of WeRobotics will present his team’s work on UAV delivery of antivenom to remote areas of the Amazon rainforest in Peru. For more background information on the project please check out the WeRobotics blog article on this exciting work.

The economic and operational value of using drones to transport vaccines

July 26, 2016
UPDWG Webinars

For this UPDWG webinar, members of the HERMES Logistics Team will present the results of their modeling study for UAV delivery of vaccines in Mozambique.

UAVs in Supply Chains: Thinking about UAVs as a transport mode

January 3, 2017
UPDWG Webinars

For this UPDWG webinar, Sid Rupani of Llamasoft will present on his team’s modeling work with JSI and the Ifakara Health Institute around cost analysis of transport via UAV and comparisons with existing transport systems.

Perceptions of Using UAVs for Development in Tanzania

October 11, 2016
UPDWG Webinars

For this UPDWG webinar, Marga Eichleay of FHI 360 will present the results of their acceptability study looking at government and community perceptions of UAVs for development work in Tanzania.

Costs Associated with the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Transportation of Laboratory Samples in Malawi

June 1, 2016

The purpose of this analysis is to provide insights into the costs associated with an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for moving laboratory samples and results between health facilities and laboratories in Malawi. In order to contextualize the results, the UAS costs were compared to the standard method of transporting samples via motorcycle.

Open Source Solutions for Data Management: A Comparison Guide

An overview of several open source data management solutions, explaining the benefits of open source and the similarities and differences between these tools.

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