Unmanned aerial vehicles deliver vaccines, medical supplies and essentials to remote or congested areas in developing nations via networks for “micro-transportation.” Health care workers deploy UAVs via cellphone to deliver vaccines to hard-to-reach locations. Developing nations explore policy measures and enact regulations governing the use of UAVs as the technology becomes mainstream.
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Matternet hopes to build networks for “micro-transportation,” where tiny drones could deliver medical supplies to remote or highly congested areas in developing countries. In 2012, the Silicon Valley start-up conducted its first field trials in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.