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Drone Delivery: Medicines By Air

Most Malawians live in rural areas, far from hospitals, so the government has opened its airspace to test delivery drones that can carry medicines.

Most Malawians live in rural areas and if they get sick, it can be incredibly difficult to get testing kits or medicines in time. Malawi's government has now opened up part of its sky to companies and charities who want to use drones to solve this problem, creating what’s being called the world’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor. World Hacks travels to rural Malawi to assess the opportunities and dangers from this new technology, and to see how much Malawians could benefit.

(Photo: Villagers in rural Malawi look on as a drone carrying medical supplies is unloaded)

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