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BBC has reported that the UK government is to fund a trial of drone-based deliveries of blood and other medical supplies in Tanzania. The goal is to radically reduce the amount of time it takes to send stock to health clinics in the African nation by road or other means. The Department for International Development (DFID) has not said how much money will be invested in the Tanzanian effort or for how long.  DFID estimates that flying blood and medical supplies by drone from out of Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma, could save $58,000 (£47,400) a year compared to sending them by car or motorcycle. The Ifakara Health Institute – which specializes in treatments for malaria, HIV, tuberculosis as well as neonatal health issues – will be the local partner. Full story follow this link http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38450664

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