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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.

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.