Madagascar – 12 August 2016

UAS Deployed to Improve Health Care Delivery in Madagascar

For those who live in rural communities with poor or non-existent roads, it’s difficult to get the health care and medical supplies they need. With the help of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and the researchers behind them, that could be changing.

Vayu Inc. and Stony Brook University are among those looking for a way to improve health care delivery to the underserved, and with support from the Madagascar government and backing from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), they recently completed the first ever series of long-range, fully autonomous drone flights with blood and stool sample, according to a press release.