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Medicine from the Sky

Access to new resource related to solving global problems added to PMWL

Resource provided by Ravalika Gopireddy

10 October 2019 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to projects related to providing better access to health care. The new resource is titled “Medicine from the Sky”, a briefing report by World Economic Forum,

Medicine from the Sky is an innovative drone delivery project in Telangana, India announced by The World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network. This pilot project will run in partnership with State Government of Telangana and HealthNet Global Limited. These three organizations signed an agreement for the project to be supervised and managed by leaders in the field of medicine, technology and research.

The major aim of this project is to explore the use of drones to increase access to healthcare for communities across the Telangana state. Further they believe that this project will focus on last-mile deliveries to increase national healthcare programmes and facilitate better decision-making in healthcare supply chains thereby addressing issues that affect the medical distribution system. Also, this could provide an evidence based approach for the usage of drones in HealthCare.

This briefing paper provides an overall view of the health care supply chain and the challenges faced in India. The report lists a few use cases for drone delivery with targeted outcomes and covers a high level evaluation that supports decision making for procurement of drones for medical delivery. It insists that policy-makers understand how to assess various models for delivery systems and the risks associated with each model. Also it provides insights on current legal regulations.

To access this new resource, go to the Solving Global Problems section of the library at click on “access to health & medical care”, scroll down to “Local Initiatives”. Free access but must be registered and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here