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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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February 10, 2017
After learning of an oversupply of oral contraceptives last month, the Malawi team completed a transfer of extra stock to Zambia, with the help of the Coordinated Assistance for Reproductive Health Supplies working group of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition. 
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November 20, 2017
LUSAKA, Zambia — At a colorful handover ceremony on Nov. 7 attended by United States and Zambian leaders, Zambian Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya received, on behalf of the Zambian government, 12 trucks donated by USAID and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)…
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December 1, 2017
Serena had been taking her antiretroviral drugs religiously for just over a year. She had fewer infections, gained weight and was feeling quite well. Then she visited the health clinic near her home and her physician sent her to the lab. Two weeks later, her community health worker brought her a…