ANA to Deliver Medical Items Using Drones in Zambia

Economy

Tokyo, Aug. 29 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese airline group ANA Holdings Inc. <9202> said Thursday that it will offer a service of airlifting blood samples and other medical items using drones in Zambia.

The business is part of the Japan International Cooperation Agency's support programs.

The delivery service will be provided between January 2020 and June 2021 in cooperation with Aerosense Inc., a Tokyo-based drone technology company, and the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo.

Poor road infrastructure has been an obstacle to smooth transportation of medical goods in Zambia.

With the airlifting operations, ANA aims to help medical services be provided swiftly in the African country while eliminating the risk of damaging the quality of blood samples and other transported items due to rides on bumpy roads.

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