Thousands of people living in remote areas of Nepal have no access to health care facilities, and many of those people must therefore walk or be carried long distances if they become sick or injured. Nepal has about 2,600 doctors—less than one doctor for every 10,000 people, and many of the urgent treatment facilities lack basic medicine and supplies since deliveries of these items often take months. This is why former teacher Mahabir Pun developed a plan to connect remote villages to the Internet, and, subsequently used his non-profit National Innovation Centre (NIC) to develop Nepal’s first “medical drone” to bring health care to remote communities. These medical drones carry samples of blood and other fluids to laboratories for tests and can also deliver supplies. However, presently, the medical drone can only carry a one kilogram (or two pound) payload for about two kilometers (or 1.2 miles). Pun’s team is working on improving that range and weight capacity. The internet connection was an important lifeline for villages with no road access or cell phone reception, and this new medical drone is certainly another important lifeline. Of course, this venture is slightly limited by Nepal’s regulations on drone use, but Pun is working with the country’s officials to help make his project a success.