DJI partners with UNC in health care initiative funded by Gates Foundation and CDC

2014-07-03
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A few months ago, DJI sent a few Phantom 2 Vision drones to Lilongwe, Malawi to assist a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation andCenters for Disease Control-supported initiative run by the University of North Carolina. The initiative aimed to build several maternity waiting homes in areas of critical need of improved care for expecting mothers. UNC faculty member and Ross Alumnus, Jeff Wilkinson sent the following photos documenting the construction of the homes. 

“The DJI quadcopter has been a unique addition to our maternity waiting home efforts by providing a bird's eye view of the construction sites as well as interesting pictures that enhance our ability to fundraise,” said Mr Wilkinson. “Having high quality aerial images of the construction site and the progress of build of the maternity waiting home has assisted us greatly in the fundraising efforts for these additions”

We were honored to support this important project. More information about UNC’s efforts in Malawi can be found via link below:
http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2014/march/after-years-of-suffering-hope-for-women-in-malawi