The use of drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles—”UAVs”) in the public health context is relatively new but has been growing significantly over the last three years. They are solving some of the most common health logistics challenges around the world by circumventing problematic infrastructures on the ground, speeding up delivery processes and making supply chains more responsive. First offered in June 2018, the Drones in Global Public Health Online Certificate Program at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health gives an understanding of how drones are being used in public health, emergency response and related fields. It serves as an introduction to government agencies and other organizations interested in utilizing drones to improve their operations. Anyone interested in learning how drones can be utilized to improve health delivery and/or emergency response can participate.
The four-week course is taught by Shubha Kumar, director of the USC Master of Public Health online program, and Helena Samsioe, the CEO and Founder of Globhe, a drone service company using drones and AI to create a better future.
Learn more: https://globalhealth.usc.edu/drones
Topics: Drones in Global Public Health
Session Dates: May 1-31, 2019. Register by April 25.
Duration: 4 weeks/6-8 hours
Register: www.usc.edu/esvp (enter code: dronescourse).