1. Gabriella (Gabo) Ailstock
  2. Supply chain & logistics
  3. Monday, 14 October 2019

Hello TechNet-21 members, 

The UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group (UPDWG) invite you to attend a special, one and a half hour webinar, jointly hosted by UPDWG and TechNet-21 on integrating drones into immunization supply chains. 

Webinar: Integrating Drones into Immunization Supply Chains

When: November 7, 2019 | 10-11:30 AM EST


Resilient, high-performing immunization supply chains (iSCs) are the basis for strong primary health care systems and the foundation for reaching global immunization coverage and equity targets. Yet efficient and reliable transportation for immunization products still remains a challenge in many low and middle-income countries. New technologies, such as drones, have the potential to revolutionize traditional modes of transportation but how do you know if these technologies are the right fit for your context?

In this webinar, UPDWG and TechNet-21 will explore when integrating drones (or UAVs) into existing iSCs is feasible and how you can operationalize drones in existing immunization programs. UPDWG Members from UNICEF and VillageReach will share their experiences from Vanuatu and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in integrating drones transportation into the routine immunization supply chain.  After the presentations, we will open the floor for a panel discussion with VillageReach DRC and former UNICEF Vanuatu staff. 

Olivier Defawe - UPDWG
Daniel Brigden - TechNet-21, The Technical Network for Strengthening Immunization Services

Case Study Presenters: 
Jaime Archundia - UAS Global Lead, UNICEF
Luciana Maxim - Sr. Manager, Research Evidence and Learning, VillageReach

Discussion Panelists: 
Ridwan Gustiana - Health Specialist, Immunization UNICEF (formerly UNICEF Vanuatu) 
Archimede Makaya - Equateur Provincial Coordinator, VillageReach DRC
Dieudonne Nsekela - Program Officer, New Technologies, VillageReach DRC
Christian Vazquez - Civil Engineer, Transportation Engineering (formerly UNICEF Vanuatu) 

Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c638a89ac5516f0d8c34be5db4a05ad8


I hope you can join us for this exciting webinar! 



Gabriella Ailstock

Coordinator, UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group (UPDWG)

[email protected] | UPDWG.org

  1. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c638a89ac5516f0d8c34be5db4a05ad8
  2. http://UPDWG.org
  3. https://mailchi.mp/d7014a7bca1b/uavs-for-payload-delivery-working-group-newsletter-3457493?e=[UNIQID]
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Hi everyone, 


One week from tomorrow, the UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group (UPDWG) and TechNet-21 are hosting a joint webinar on integrating drones into iSCs featuring case studies from UNICEF and VillageReach. Please see above for more information and follow this link to register - 

Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c638a89ac5516f0d8c34be5db4a05ad8 



Gabriella Ailstock

Coordinator, UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group (UPDWG)

[email protected] | UPDWG.org

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