Land Rover Embarks on Life-Saving Medical Research Safari
March 20, 2019
Land Rover has been associated with big-game safaris in Africa for years, but now is sending a special vehicle to Africa to track much smaller animals. Today, Land Rover announced its partnership with the Royal Geographical Society to fight malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. The eight-week expedition will travel through Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya behind the wheel of a modified Land Rover Discovery – built by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations – equipped with a mobile genetic sequencing laboratory. 90% of the world’s malaria cases originate in Africa, and traveling to these remote areas will allow the three-member research team to better understand malaria parasites and the mosquitoes that transmit them.