Phase 0 Technology Demonstration
Phase 1 Safety & Feasibility Testing
Phase 2 Measuring Effectiveness
Phase 3 Expanding Impact

Country

Madagascar

Year Flights Began

2019

Contact Organization

PSI

Evidence Generated

Total # of successful flights

320

# of Months of Sustained Flights

13

Average # of Flights Per Month Carrying Payload

25

Average Flight Distance Achieved

60 km

Type of flight permission secured

  • No permission required
  • VLoS
  • BVLos
  • Other – see full data set

Location of Flight Permission

  • Site specific permission
  • Broad geographic permission
  • Other – see full data set

Average Payload Carried per Flight

1.8 kg

Average Flight Speed

100 km/h

Estimated Population Served By Flight Operations

125,000

Duration of flight permission

  • One-time
  • Limited duration
  • Unlimited duration
  • Other - see full data set

Results measured

  • Operational costs
  • Supply chain performance
  • Operations and financing models
  • Health outcomes or impact

References to Findings

Related Project Phases

Implementation Details

Status of Project

Ongoing

Contact Person

Sandrah Rahantanirina
srahantanirina@psi.mg

Other Partners

Madagascar Ministry of Public Health

Payload

Essential medicines, malaria drug and diagnostics test kits, vaccines

Geographic Scope

Two take off points in Maroantsetra and Tamatave, dropping supplies to 20 community supply point and 45 public health facilities.

Funding Source

USAID and The Global Fund

Drone Technology

Drone Supplier

AerialMetric

Model Name

Savior 330

Method of Flight

VTOL fixed wing

Propulsion

Electric motor

Power Source

Battery

Payload Capacity

10.0 kg
41 x 41 x 8.5 cm

Maximum flight time with full payload in still air

minutes

Radio Links

LTE (3G/4G)

Delivery method

Parachute

Role

Delivery & Video

Are major repairs possible on-site?

No, must be sent out or materials sent in