Drones to deliver needle-free insulin injectors to Ukraine’s conflict zones
With diabetes patients in Ukraine’s conflict zones cut off from insulin supplies, drones are being roped in to deliver life-saving medication to the people who need it the most.
According to the International Diabetes Federation, there are more than 2.3 million people with diabetes in Ukraine, i.e., over 7% of the population. Of these, many are Type 1 diabetics that need daily doses of insulin to survive. But as a recent CNN report points out, attempts to send crucial supplies to conflict zones have been unsuccessful.
This is why Revived Soldiers Ukraine (RSU), a nonprofit dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine, has now decided to use Canada-made delivery drones to supply needle-free injection devices to the country’s most dangerous and hard-to-reach areas.
Pre-loaded with insulin, each injector can be used 5,000 times without the risk of needle-stick injury or cross-contamination. These “InsuJet” injection devices are developed by NuGen…