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


Dominican Republic

Year Flights Began


Contact Organization

Centro de Innovacion de Drones

Evidence Generated

Total # of successful flights


Max flight distance achieved

12 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

Level of stakeholder engagement

  • No engagement needed
  • Engagement of regulatory bodies only
  • Stakeholders at landing and takeoff sites oriented
  • Community outreach campaign targeting takeoff and landing site and wider community

Max payload carried per flight

1.5 kg

Maximum flight speed

60 km/h

Duration of flight permission

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

Results measured

  • Surveillance image
  • Benefits not evaluated
  • Transportation time
  • Product quality
  • Costs
  • Health worker impact
  • Environmental impact
  • Other – see full data set
  • Results not measured
  • Contact organization for more details

References to Findings

Related Project Phases

Implementation Details

Status of Project


Contact Person

Orlando Perez Richiez

Other Partners

National Health System, WeRobotics, DR Flying Labs, VillageReach


Essential medicines

Geographic Scope

Municipal Hospital to 2 rural health facilities in San Juan Province

Funding Source

Interamerican Development Bank, WeRobotics

Drone Technology

Drone Supplier


Model Name

M600 plus

Method of Flight



Electric motor

Power Source


Payload Capacity

3.0 kg
22 x 14 x 14 cm

Maximum flight time with full payload in still air

12 minutes

Radio Links

LTE (3G/4G)

Delivery method



Delivery & collection

Are major repairs possible on-site?

Yes, with 3D printer