The use of drones (or UAVs) in the public health context is relatively new but has been growing significantly over the past few years. Drones are being used globally to solve some of the most common health logistics challenges by circumventing problematic infrastructures on the ground, speeding up delivery processes, and making supply chains more responsive. In addition, drones are being used to provide real time-imaging, collect data and map large areas quickly.
This online short course gives an understanding of how drones are being used in public health, with a focus on environmental monitoring and data collection to prevent future pandemics and epidemics. Learners are challenged to consider how drones reduce and/or exacerbate inequalities in global health. The course serves as an introduction to the topic and is intended for individuals and agencies interested in how drones can improve prevention strategies and operations in global health.
The four-week course is taught by Dr. Shubha Kumar, USC IIGH Director of Education, and Helena Samsioe, the CEO and Founder of GLOBHE, a global drone service company on a mission to create a better future with drones through the world’s first Crowddroning Platform.
Learn more: https://globalhealth.usc.edu/drones
Topics: Using Drones to Prevent Pandemics and Epidemics
Session Dates: NEW DATES! June 7 – July 7, 2021. Register by June 13, 2021.
Duration: 4 weeks/10-15 hours
Register: register now (enter code: dronescourse)