EPIDEMIC | PROTRACTED CRISIS I DELIVERY
Type of system: Matternet One Prototype, Multicopter Microdrone
Deploying Agency: Médecins Sans Frontières (France)
Piloting Agency: Matternet
Dates of Deployment: September 2014
The limited access to healthcare diagnostics due to severe logistical constraints in Papua New Guinea has led Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to be one of the first humanitarian organizations to test the use of delivery drones. In 2014, technological challenges restricted the field use of this technology, but important lessons concerning acceptability and proof of concept are setting the stage for improvements in future missions.
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