Discover those African countries where drones are revolutionizing people’s lives. Originally created to entertain and catch at heights still inexperienced by man, the drone has become a life-saving device.
Indeed, the civil drone market, which is booming on the continent, offers unique solutions in several fields of activity (health, tourism, agriculture …), for the improvement of the living conditions of the populations.
These countries have adopted this device, and no longer separate.
Thanks to the Californian star-up Zipline, installed in the country since July 2007, the health system in the country knows a considerable evolution. The drones of the company deliver blood bags to Rwandan hospitals in less than 30 minutes. A significant time saving that can save several lives. For now, drones can not carry loads of more than 1.5kg.
In Kenya, student researcher Arnold Bett invented “Octopocter”, a drone capable of detecting diseased crops, water-poor land and identifying different types of sweet potato.
In Cameroon, entrepreneur Mathieu Onguéné provides his community with drones that are used for monitoring plantations and construction sites. The entrepreneur is also involved in mapping municipalities in the country in order to increase their tourism values.
In this country nestled between Mozambique and Tanzania, drones are used in the medical field to transport HIV tests for babies. According to UNICEF, more than 400,000 children are born in the country of an HIV-positive mother.