Unmanned ariel vehicle for rapid delivery of humanitarian Aid.
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Uganda mostly relies on road transport for delivery of medical and humanitarian packages. According to Gloria Laker et al. (Peace Journalism Foundation of East Africa), Uganda has one of the poorest road networks in east Africa which has adversely affected the delivery of essential goods like medicine and aid to people in need. Challenges in logistical transportation have been evident in times of natural disasters like flooding and landslides where entire villages are cut off from any kind of access. We sought to solve the above challenges by implementing a drone delivery system for delivery of medical packages. This is because drones have been proven to provide quick and reliable transportation services, carrying small packages of medical, immunization, diagnostics, nutrition and related commodities point to point or between a hub (district hospital, warehouse or distribution center) and a spoke (secondary or tertiary health facility). Furthermore, drones are really helpful in delivering humanitarian aid to people affected by natural disaster for example flooding or landslides where road transport is not viable.