NEW! Updated Online Training on Delivery Drones for Public Health
June 2nd, 2020
This training is practical, based on actual facts and field data.
No one should start a drone cargo delivery project without this training.
~ Participant Testimonial
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the use of delivery drones. We're therefore launching our fully updated online training on Delivery Drones for Public Health. We're equally excited to have Direct Relief join the peer-review committee for this online training. This means that certificates of completion will now be signed by WeRobotics, MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, and Direct Relief. We're pleased to offer this updated training at the same price as our training on Drones in Humanitarian Action. This will make it possible for more participants outside the Flying Labs network to benefit from the self-paced training.
So what's new with this latest update? A lot! We have fully updated this online training to include the latest key developments from the past 12 months. This comprehensive update adds more than 25% of new content to the existing online training. Specifically, we have created new dedicated sessions to ensure that participants remain entirely up to speed on the drone delivery space in public health.
The primary updates for medical cargo drone training include:
- New evidence of supply chain problems;
- New cargo drone technologies and companies;
- New and continuing technical limitations;
- New operational delivery drone deployments;
- New lessons learned and best practices;
- New insights on cost-benefit analyses;
- New conclusions on business models;
- New studies and reports on delivery drones; and
- A special session on delivery drones and COVID19.
These critical updates are conveyed through:
- The new fully customized slide deck of 150+ slides;
- Six new, fully customized video presentations (around 15 minutes each);
- Over 20 new supporting videos (e.g., delivery drones in action, lessons learned, etc.);
- Over 100 new high-resolution photos (e.g., cargo drone projects, lessons learned, etc.); and
- More than 20 new diagrams, charts, tables, studies, articles, and reports.
Praise from recent participants:
"This is the most explicit and well-resourced cargo drone delivery curriculum in the healthcare sector I have ever seen."
"A course so well designed and straight from experience, thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking, challenging norms and offering sustainable solutions to healthcare accessibility gaps—a must-do course for anyone who is considering creating an ecosystem for drones for healthcare."
"The course is essential to get started in the humanitarian world of cargo drone medical deliveries in developing countries."
"A key resource for understanding the implications and complexities of cargo drones and very useful to start new projects with these technologies."
"This training was awesome. It was very genuine in providing the solution for the public health problems in most of the inaccessible areas. I recommend it for the one who wants to save the community public health."
"The course was very informative, especially with case studies it nailed it. I also like the challenge of doing some extra research or reading; it makes it engaging one has a personal take home. Now more details to the use of cargo drones I can share with various stakeholders to empower them for better choices for the future."
"This will be useful for my work. I am now more confident in exploring how to use drones to help under-served communities."
"This course had come to me at the perfect time when my interest in drones was high. But being in a geospatial discipline, I thought drones were only useful for mapping. I am glad that this course has enlightened me on how drones can save lives in communities with disparate public health needs."
"The course is authentic and builds on the extensive experience of WeRobotics and the work of Flying Labs. It encapsulates the challenges, opportunities, and considerations in the field of cargo drones. Dr. Patrick Meier, an authority in this work, again shines through making firm assertions on a bottom-up power of local framework that is real to the local context. The analogy between Star Trek and Star Wars summarises this very well. The findings between the Global North's political and economic prowess versus the development challenges of the Global South are expressed in a balanced and objective way, which I like. I would like to see more of such training offered."