USAID - UAVs in Global Health: Defining a Collective Path Forward
The authors of this report believe that to build upon past efforts and unlock UAVs' future potential in global health, a broad community of users, funders, innovators and implementers must work together to identify the most pressing needs as well as prioritize and coordinate future efforts to ensure that resources are efficiently deployed with maximum benefit.
This report applies USAIDs Idea to Impact framework to identify opportunities and challenges for UAVs to develop and scale in the global health context, and it lays out a proposed investment roadmap for donors to coordinate their investments strategically to shape and accelerate this market.
The UAVs in Global Health report:
Features three use case examples to illustrate some of the many ways UAVs can be applied in global health
Describes key opportunities for near-term investments and predicts long-term challenges as UAVs scale
Provides an investment roadmap with four stages: 1) establish coordinating mechanism; 2) conduct foundational analysis; 3) support promising use cases; and 4) address sector roadblocks