Drone deliveries are gained its popularity nowadays. But things in Malawi are very different, while Amazon has tested its first drop-off to a customer in the United Kingdom of a connected TV gadget and popcorn. The trials have been done by Unicef how to use drone in order to speed-up HIV diagnosis in the country of Africa. Organization says that by using drone, you do not have to waste a lot of time to wait the results of the test and bypass the transport system.
In March, the children’s charity that has been held by UN began a trial in order to see if UAVs can be used in order to carry up to 250 tests of 1kg samples. All of the systems can be demonstrated by them in order to put into place to apply UAV in this particular geographic area. Meanwhile, there are more than 90 autonomous flights of one, five, and 10 kilometers across distances.
At the moment, the work of its drone has been expanded by the Unicef in the country which is supported by the government. In order to test the drone, they create a humanitarian drone corridor. This will be used in April 2017. They will use a space of up to 40 km in order to test drone from manufacturers and universities that have been existed and much more.
There are three main applications that are important for Unicef such as transport, connectivity, and imagery. The technology will be used for analyzing and generating aerial images which can be used within humanitarian crisis. Experimentation will be seen by connectivity with drone in order to extend the connections of Wi-Fi or phone signals. They also will build the transportation factor in order to make the HIV test success.
According to Sherman, it will be important at look at a couple of data which will be generated and how that will be analyzed, used, and stored. Open-data principles will be used by them. The minister of transport, Jappie Mhango said that the drone corridor will help the nation. This is important to launch the testing corridor in order to support data collection and transportation where land transport infrastructure is difficult or not feasible during emergencies.
Unicef worked with the government of Malawi in order to create a regulation system for testing drone within the country. The drone will be operated for one or two years.