Swoop Aero’s Malawi medical drone delivery network gets funding
Less than two weeks after Swoop Aero entered the third year of its healthcare and medical operation in Malawi, the Australian logistics and drone delivery specialist earned a grant from a US humanitarian group to scale that network across the southeastern African country.
Melbourne-based Swoop Aero said it had been granted $1.5 million from USAID Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to broaden its existing infrastructure and networks using drones to deliver healthcare and medical supplies to clinics across Malawi. A second phase in that activity will be production of a detailed assessment of the effects and efficiencies of integrating UAVs into national health systems. That will later be used as a blueprint for effective replication in other nations.
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Awarding of the coveted grant – USAID DIV funding is extended to less than 2% of applicants – comes as Swoop…