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In the fight against malaria, there’s a new weapon: Drones

20 Mar 2020

A new platform is recruiting amateur drone pilots to offer their services in finding mosquito-breeding hotspots.

In some African cities, part of the fight against mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever now involves drone surveillance, using the devices to fly over neighborhoods and search for potential mosquito breeding sites. A new “crowd-droning” platform called Globhe is helping connect governments to drone pilots to fly these missions, building detailed maps for public health; in the case of mosquitoes, the system can help the government find problem spots more quickly.

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