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Working with GLOBHE, the project team recently completed an in-depth landscape analysis of the various actors, objectives, and lessons learned from use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) in the development context. The analysis included six key case studies of UAVs used in health supply chains in Madagascar, Malawi, the Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, and Sweden to highlight successes, challenges, and recurring themes across this developing sector.


Staff analyzed the three different types of UAVs (fixed wing, multi-rotor, and hybrid) to evaluate comparative advantages and disadvantages. Analysis authors also compiled the current laws and regulations regarding UAVs in PEPFAR countries as well as a list of available UAV models and humanitarian UAV projects to date.


Staff are working with USAID to identify GHSC-PSM countries to further evaluate for potential drone pilots.

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January 4, 2021
A recent article on “Bringing Data Analytics to the Design of Optimized Diagnostic Networks in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Process, Terms and Definitions” was published in the latest December issue of Diagnostics journal. The authors, of which the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-…
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December 11, 2020
For the last decade, the Contraceptive Security Indicators (CSI) Survey has collected, monitored and analyzed data from around the world to share collective insight about contraceptive security: the ability to reliably choose, obtain and use a wide range of high-quality and affordable family…
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November 12, 2020
Four GHSC-PSM teams are presenting posters at the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) meeting November 15-19. This annual event features experts from around the globe dedicated to reducing the burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. We are honored…