Virtual Workshop: Designing Medical Drone Delivery Systems

Webinar Details
  • Hosted by UPDWG
  • November 15, 2021, 13:00 (UTC)
  • Designing Medical Drone Delivery Systems

    The ‘Designing Medical Drone Delivery Systems’ Workshop aims to help attendees learn how to design drone-enabled supply chains to best address the unique challenges and context of their health system. In this workshop, participants will learn from experts at leading organizations who have successfully implemented drone delivery solutions.

    Drone delivery is increasingly recognized for its potential to transform health supply chains. Examples of drones being successfully integrated into health supply chains can now be found all over the world, and include a range of products from blood, to vaccines, to lab samples. While drone delivery is relatively new, initial findings point to their potential to reliably, rapidly, and efficiently deliver medical commodities.

    While the potential is immense, the steps needed to set up a sustainable drone delivery system are extensive and complex. The ‘Designing Medical Drone Delivery Systems’ Workshop aims to help attendees learn how to design drone-enabled supply chains to best address the unique challenges and context of their health system. In this workshop, participants will learn from experts at leading organizations who have successfully implemented drone delivery solutions.

    Day 1 (11/15/2021) – “Learning”: Sessions will focus on introducing participants to the components of drone delivery system design and include topics on problem identification, ordering and distribution planning, asset requirements, emergency planning, community sensitization, and regulatory compliance.

    Day 2 (11/16/2021) – Doing”: In this session, participants will apply their knowledge from Day 1 through a mock system design workshop, based on a real world case study from a low- or middle-income country.

    Day 3 (11/18/2021) – “Applying”: Participants will be asked to bring their own projects and participate in small group breakout sessions to design drone networks specific to their context.

    Posted by Emma Wilden Connect & Contact