In March 2023, SORA Technology was featured on NHK WORLD-JAPAN’s “Sharing the Future”.
The program intorduced SORA Technology’s efforts to eradicate malaria with drones in Africa’s Sierra Leone.
The program can be watched on demand until the end of March 2024, so please tune in.
Wipe Out Malaria with Drones: Sierra Leone
Malaria is caused by bites from parasite-infected mosquitos. 2021 saw 247 million new infections and 620,000 deaths. But a new firm hopes to wipe out the disease through drones. They spot stagnant water where young mosquitoes live, then calculate the best place to set up pesticides. Keeping costs low in Sierra Leone means polystyrene drone bodies and consumer cameras that are easy to repair. The firm hopes to expand to other countries and diseases. Meet the young innovators tackling malaria.
・March 29 (Wed.)
13:30 – 14:00, 17:30 – 18:00
・March 30 (Thu.)
1:30 – 2:00, 8:30 – 9:00
How to watch：
On-demand watching is available on the program website for one year from the day after the broadcast.
【About SORA Technology Co.,Ltd.】
SORA Technology creates new social infrastructures using drones and other air mobility systems with the mission of “Transform people’s way of life from ‘The Sky (SORA)’ ” (SORA=The sky, in Japanese).
With a global perspective, we aim for pioneering social implementation in emerging countries.
While contributing to solving urgent social issues such as malaria and other infectious diseases and last-mile delivery, we will conduct our business as a single package that also includes actions such as supporting the introduction of legislation, drone operation management systems (UTM), and drone licenses.
We also aim to realize “reverse innovation” to developed countries based on the operation and technology we have cultivated in emerging countries, to realize “A sustainable society resilient to disasters and epidemics by utilizing ‘The sky (SORA)’ ” and “Safe and integrated management of ‘The Sky (SORA)’ throughout the world”.