Patrick Meier's Blog – December 2016 Archive (2)

First Ever Cargo Drone Deliveries in Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is home to thousands of local indigenous communities spread across very remote areas. As a result, these sparsely populated peoples rarely have reliable access to essential medicines and public health services. Local doctors in the region report an average of 45 snakebites per month and no rapid access to anti-venom…

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Added by Patrick Meier on December 22, 2016 at 7:41am — 5 Comments

The Most Comprehensive Study on Drones in Humanitarian Action

In August 2015, the Swiss humanitarian organization FSD kindly hired me as a consultant to work on the EU-ECHO funded Drones in Humanitarian Action program. I had the pleasure of working closely with FSD and team during the past 16 months. Today represents the culmination of a lot of hard work by many dedicated individuals. Today we’re launching our comprehensive report on “Drones in Humanitarian…

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Added by Patrick Meier on December 2, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

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