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The importance of medical drones to remote communities

Non-Governmental health care organisation VilageReach’s Global Technical team Director Tapiwa Mukwashi recently went on a canoe ride in the DRC, a journey which gave him a practical appreciation of the…

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Harnessing the power of drones for Africa’s future

The below article was taken from africanDRONE, an organisation that seeks to empower drone entrepreneurs in Africa by networking them together into a self-help association that can share resources and knowledge….

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Swoop Aero joins WEF’s Global Innovator community

Australian drone logistics start-up Swoop Aero is now a World Economic Forum-commissioned global innovator. The Queensland company – which charted a path in Africa delivering medical supplies in countries that…

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Step-by-step: The growing importance of medical drones

We all know what medical drones have done to communities in Africa that badly needed medical supplies to be delivered in time to save lives in locations that are usually…

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Fighting Yellow Fever in the DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government joined hands with non-profit organisation VillageReach in 2020 to launch the Drones for Health Programme, in which drone technology would be used to…

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Turning the wheels of innovation; the VillageReach way

The VillageReach president, Emily Bancroft is right – it might be sound like a tired cliché, but necessity really is the mother of all invention. Ms Bancroft feels it is…

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Expanding medical drone operations in the DRC

It was just a test drive when they started three years ago, but apparently, medical drones have been so good for the healthcare efforts of the Democratic Republic of Congo…

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The eruption at Mt Nyiragongo

About twelve kilometres away from Goma – the capital of Northern Kivu Province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – lies an unpredictable neighbour. A mountain with a penchant…

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TerraCam drones to the world

Most folks in South Africa woke up to the reality of drone technology around 2015, when its applications to various commercial ventures were beginning to attract regulatory attention. But for…

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VillageReach looks back on a tough year

2020 marked the 20th year in which VillageReach has been operating in Africa – and it was by far the toughest they ever faced. The non-profit organisation – launched in…

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