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SORA Technology CEO Pays Courtesy Visit to President of the Republic of Ghana | Discusses Malaria Control Initiatives and Digital Talent Development

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture – SORA Technology Corporation, a leader in leveraging AI and aerospace technology to address global health and climate change challenges, is pleased to announce that its CEO, Yosuke Kaneko, paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Republic of Ghana on February 3rd. As part of a delegation of Japanese business leaders supporting global health initiatives in Africa, Kaneko met with President Nana Akufo-Addo to discuss SORA Technology’s efforts in malaria control and the development of digital talent within Ghana.

This visit to the President marks a significant step towards accelerating the social implementation of SORA Technology’s malaria control project, which combines drones and AI for impactful results.

Mr. Kaneko (fourth from right) pays a courtesy call on President Nana Akufo-Addo (center)

Engagement with Ghana Health Service

Prior to the courtesy visit, Kaneko met with the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), where they discussed Ghana’s healthcare landscape. The Director-General expressed enthusiasm for SORA Technology’s innovative approaches to health challenges.

GHS Secretary holds the ladle and Mr.Kaneko(the right of the Secretary)

Innovating Malaria Control

SORA Technology is pioneering the use of drones and AI in Larval Source Management (LSM) to eradicate mosquito larvae before they mature into adults. This innovative approach aims to reduce human effort and environmental impact traditionally associated with LSM. By identifying high-risk breeding grounds for targeted insecticide application, this technology promises to lower malaria infection rates, improve living standards in Ghana, and contribute to economic development across Africa. This initiative aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the goal of ensuring health and well-being for all.

Partnership with the University of Ghana

In December 2023, SORA Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Ghana’s Department of Basic and Applied Sciences to collaborate in areas such as drone manufacturing and data collection on mosquito breeding sites. This partnership also extends to internships in drone and AI development, furthering the company’s commitment to nurturing digital talent. Additionally, in December 2023, the company was selected for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) “SMEs and SDGs Business Support Project,” setting a path toward establishing and commercializing its malaria control technology.

Sign MOU with the University of Ghana

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About SORA Technology

Committed to eradicating malaria by 2030, a goal set by the United Nations, SORA Technology combines drones and AI to combat malaria and aims to realize a sustainable society resilient to disasters and epidemics through reverse innovation. The company’s efforts in emerging countries are leading to advancements in drone operation technology that can be applied globally.

For Inquiries Related to This Press Release

Contact: Public Relations, SORA Technology Corporation Ichiho Sato, Tomoka Kojima

E-mail: ichiho.sato@sora-tech.com

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