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Drones for the last mile delivery of vaccines and live-saving emergency drugs in Nepal

Nepal has some of the most rugged and difficult mountain terrains in the world, making the delivery of life saving medicines and vaccines a challenge.

27 April 2021
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Options is partnering with the Government of Nepal, WeRobotics and Nepal Flying Labs to develop an innovative solution of using drones to deliver health medicines and products to reach the last mile, building on promising evidence on the use of drones for tuberculosis diagnosis in Nepal from our partners. While using drones to deliver medicines is not a new idea, our approach to embed this within the health system for scale is unique and can also help deliver COVID-19 vaccines to last mile communities later this year once the drone technology becomes available.

Focus areas
Maternal and Newborn Health Reproductive health and Family Planning
Scaling Solutions

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