Updated Sep 05, 2019

Emergency aerial delivery of blood and lifesaving medicines in rural Tanzania: the Stork autonomous unmanned aerial delivery system

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Innovation Description

The project intends to provide rapid aerial delivery of life-saving emergency medical supplies. The team will employ Stork, a proven autonomous Unmanned Aerial System, to make rapid, on-demand aerial deliveries of Emergency Medical Products including blood and urgent medicines to rural health facilities, many of which are impossible or too costly to reach using traditional means. Ground transportation in rural Tanzania is severely restricted with poor road infrastructure and washed out or impassable roads due to flooding and environmental conditions. Moreover, vehicles and manpower for delivering health supplies are extremely limited and cannot meet current demand or respond to emergency situations. Stork bypasses the need for ground transportation infrastructure altogether. The Stork system is the first system of its kind in Tanzania, and Romotive is the only company in the world focused specifically on longrange emergency medical delivery in developing countries.


May 2016
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Implemented InTanzania
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