Vanuatu trials vaccine drone deliveries

It is innovative, it is ambitious, but Vanuatu's government wants to know if drone delivery of vaccines to remote locations is also practical and financially viable.

by

    Life-saving vaccines by could soon be delivered by drone.

    On-demand drone deliveries of vaccines have several advantages over more traditional means of transport to remote locations and Vanuatu's government has commissioned two companies to test such a programme.

    The tests under way on the remote Pacific island could revolutionise healthcare for some of the world's poorest nations.

    Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Vanuatu's Erromango Island.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Inside Korea's Doomsday Cult

    Inside Korea's Doomsday Cult

    Follow 101 East's investigation into a secretive Korean cult in Fiji as it built a business empire on exploitation.

    Racism and the black hole of gun control in the US

    Racism and the black hole of gun control in the US

    Would tighter gun laws help protect African Americans or make them more vulnerable to racism and police brutality?

    My father, a Pakistani prisoner of war in India

    My father, a Pakistani prisoner of war in India

    A daughter's tribute to the father who never recovered from his war wounds.