Updated Apr 22, 2020
Infectious & Vector Diseases, Transport & Supply Chains, Supply Chains and 3 MoreSEE ALL
Infectious & Vector Diseases, Transport & Supply Chains, Supply Chains, Health, Prevention & Vaccination and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)SEE LESS
Peru, Papua New Guinea and Madagascar
Peru, Papua New Guinea and MadagascarSEE LESS
Globally, approximately 1 billion people live without access to all-weather roads, and the lack of good roads has a direct impact on both health outcomes and economic activity. During this current COVID-19 crisis, both private laboratories as well as public health systems are experiencing a shortage of couriers who can pick up and drop off lab samples. Rural communities are most vulnerable, both because of their remote locations and the low-density distribution of healthcare providers.
Vayu's technology requires no external infrastructure. With a 5kg payload and an 800km range, Vayu's aircraft have the ability to do bi-directional delivery: both dropping off test kits while picking up lab samples un rural and remote areas, reaching the most vulnerable populations.