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"Unicef":http://www.unicef.org/media/media_90462.html along with the Malawi government are leading a trial based on the use of drones to reduce waiting times for HIV test results in infants living in rural areas. Malawi has a national HIV prevalence rate of 10 percent, still one of the highest in the world. Currently it can take almost two months to get samples from a healthcare facility to an equipped lab and for the results to be returned. Judith Sherman of Unicef HIV programme explained: "… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2016/03/23/drone-deliveries-fight-hiv-infection-in-rural-africa euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts. Subscribe for your dose of space and sci-tech: http://www.youtube.com...
Burma's Health Ministry has admitted that the country needs significantly more midwives. Senior health officials recently said that a mere 10,000 midwives are employed to cover 60,000 villages. In Rangoon's Bago division there are 3,000 people living in San San Lwin's village and the midwife has to travel to all the other villages in the area.
http://www.nation.co.ke Daily Nation reporter Joy Wanja Muraya took a trip to Isiolo to witness the process of childbirth in rural Kenya. Read the entire story on http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/DN2/Childbirth+the+age+old+way/-/957860/1509258/-/fwi2sn/-/index.html
born-at-homeEnglish (subtitled), 61 min, 2000, India 'Born at Home' observes indigenous birth practices and practitioners in parts of India — rural Rajasthan, Bihar, and an urban working class area of Delhi. Poised between social reality and the eternal mystery of childbearing, the film presents an intricate delineation of the figure of the dai (midwife) who is almost always a low-caste, poor woman. The dais' methods are holistic, conceiving of childbirth not as pathology but continuation of organic life. Dais handle about 50% of the births in India. Her inherited skills, though accessible and low-cost, are continually devalued by the mainstream. The film poses a critical question -- why does the state not recognise the almost one million traditional practitioners in the country? Award...
Futurologists have been predicting that drones will eventually replace humans in the world of package delivery for years, but now UPS has unveiled a new system that could see man and robot work together in the name of getting parcels into the right hands. Cool new technology would allow individual drivers to make multiple deliveries simultaneous by employing drones that fly autonomously to their intended destination. While the driver makes traditional deliveries, a self-piloted drone would seamlessly transport goods to other recipients with next to no human input. According to UPS, the use of drones could help speed up rural deliveries and reduce their cost, as drivers would not need to clock more miles to make fewer deliveries when compared to urban centers. In response to concerns tha...
The telehandler in action - a very tall Butia palm being unloaded
In a bitter Maine winter, their small company, like many others, scrambles to keep customers warm.
Monday marked the busiest shipping day of the year. Now it's only fitting that Wednesday is the busiest day for deliveries.
The telehandler in action - the biggest olive tree being unloaded
A short lime lapse segment of a mounted and dismounted portion of an average day in the life of a letter carrier (mailman).
What is RURAL FREE DELIVERY? What does RURAL FREE DELIVERY mean? RURAL FREE DELIVERY meaning - RURAL FREE DELIVERY definition - RURAL FREE DELIVERY explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Rural Free Delivery (RFD) is a service which began in the United States in the late 19th century, to deliver mail directly to rural farm families. Prior to RFD, individuals living in more remote homesteads had to pick up mail themselves at sometimes distant post offices or pay private carriers for delivery. The proposal to offer free rural delivery was not universally embraced. Private carriers and local shopkeepers feared a loss of business. The postal service began experiments with Rural Free Delivery as early as 1890. However,...
Unloading a big olive tree