Kenya announced that it will use drones to fight against malaria, reported dronedj.
Malaria is one of the leading health threats in the world. According to World Health Organization statistics, 229 million new malaria infections were reported in 2019 worldwide, leading to 409,000 deaths. Each year approximately 3.5 million people are infected with malaria in Kenya, and the disease is responsible for 10 700 annual deaths.
The Kenyan government will use sensor-equipped drones to identify, photograph and spray mosquito breeding sites in remote areas of Kenya. The effort aims to fight malaria by reducing the number of malaria-carrying mosquitos. Using drones to find and spray mosquitos could significantly help the fight against malaria.