Drones for Development Dr.One
Drones for Development
Dr.One concept uses small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for the last-mile delivery of healthcare commodities (such as drugs, contraceptives, blood samples, rapid diagnostic test kits, vaccines, etc) to remote communities in developing countries. Currently in a prototype phase.
Rural and remote areas of developing countries. Initial Proof of Concept was done in Ghana between February 2015 and May 2016.
Implementing organization: Drones for Development.
Customers: Ministry of Health, organizations for National Health Service, International/Non-Governmental Health Care Organizations, Third Party Logistics Service Providers, Pharmaceutical manufacturers and specialized medicine supply organizations.
Goal 3: Good health and better well-being
National Health Systems of developing countries.
List type of drone (Fixed wind, quad copter, other)
Vertical, runway, catapult, hand launched, other
List the navigation system (GPS, GLONAS, Galileo, BeiDou, other)
Max flight time, coverage area, etc
If yes, specify the type of sensors included and available for the platform
Geolocation, Land Survey, Sensor readings, Image based data, OtherDisplay order
List the drone tracking and management software specificationsDisplay order
Objective of the drone platform [eAgriculture, Land survey, Disaster response, Impact analysis, Wildlife tracking, other]Display order
Safe to use
Easy to use
Legal to use
Carries up to 2 kg
Range of 100 km
Minimal moving parts
Vertical take-off and landing
Can be produced locally
Does not require complex infrastructure
“Actual cost savings for the Ghana Health Services amount to US$ 4,129 per drone per year when Dr.One drones are introduced in small quantities, for example at one location in the Builsa district”1
United Nations Population Fund and the Ghana Health Service.
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