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

19 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

0.5 kg

Maximum flight speed

114 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, Cyberpark Santo Domingo


Diagnostic specimens

Geographic Scope

2 Municipal Hospitals to 3 rural health facilities in San Juan Province

Funding Source

Interamerican Development Bank

Drone Technology

Drone Supplier

Vertical Tecnhologies

Model Name

Delta Quad

Method of Flight

VTOL fixed wing


Electric motor

Power Source


Payload Capacity

1.0 kg
16 x 12 x 7 cm

Maximum flight time with full payload in still air

10 minutes

Radio Links

LTE (3G/4G)

Delivery method



Delivery only

Are major repairs possible on-site?

No, must be sent out or materials sent in