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

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.