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April 25th is World Malaria Day|SORA Technology Strives for a Malaria-Free World

SORA Technology works to combine AI and aerospace technology to address ongoing global health issues and climate change (HQ in Aichi Prefecture Nagoya City, Founder/CEO: Yosuke Kaneko) With World Malaria Day (WMD) in mind, we aim to continue developing our innovative technology to address malaria. We pledge to make our goal of eradicating malaria a reality.

Those infected with or died from malaria and has risen in our post-COVID world

The COVID-19 pandemic caused malaria control measures to be halted. Due to this, the global status of malaria has gotten increasingly dire. The number of global malaria patients in 2000 was 243 million, rising to 249 million patients by 2022. Hence, there have been an additional 5 million patients. A similar rising trend has been observed in the number of deaths due to malaria, with 576,000 deaths in 2019, increasing to 608,000 deaths in 2022.
*Source: World Malaria Report 2023 By the World Health Organization (WHO)

New Malaria Control Measure Required

Until now, malaria control measures constituted the usage of pesticide-sprayed mosquito nets and indoor sprays. Although these measures have been effective to some extent, it has not dramatically reduced the number of infected people. Additionally, climate change has also changed the mosquito ecosystem, causing new species of mosquitoes to arise. Therefore, there is an increased necessity to take on outdoor measures as well. Larval Source Management (LSM) is one such innovative pesticide method that seeks to attack mosquitos that grow in water bodies at larvae stages.

Using Drones & AI to Fight Malaria

SORA Technology takes on an innovative malaria control method of using LSM in combination with drones and AI. Until now, the LSM method called for human labor to spray pesticides in any visible waterbodies. Using our groundbreaking technology, we seek to reduce human costs, pesticide usage, and negative environmental effects.

  1. Using a fixed-wing drone, imagery of a large area is captured.
  2. The images are processed by AI, which assesses the likelihood of a body of water being a breeding site.
  3. ONLY areas with high risk are sprayed with pesticides.

This technology decreases the likelihood of contracting malaria and enhances the quality of life for locals.


Business Introduction Video Released

Ahead of the anniversary of our establishment in June, SORA Technology has created a business introduction video. The video concisely explains how SORA’s LSM operates.
Please watch our video to understand how SORA Technology operates!

Video Link

Message from CEO/Founder Yosuke Kaneko

Malaria is not a stranger to us. Due to climate change, malaria has become one of the most significant hot topics in our world today. At SORA Technology, we use a combination of state-of-the-art AI and aerospace technology as an innovative measure to fight malaria. Your understanding and support are vital in our fight to aim for a malaria-free world.

About SORA Technology

By combining drones and AI to fight malaria, SORA Technology contributes to the United Nation’s 2023 goal of eradicating malaria. We endeavor to not only leverage our drone operation expertise in emerging nations but to also implement reverse innovations in advanced nations. Overall, we strive to create a more sustainable society that is resilient to epidemics and disasters through the use of ‘SORA’ (sky).

Contact information regarding this

SORA Technology Co. Ltd.
PR: Ichiho Sato

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