The Successful Collaboration of

SkyLIFE Global and The John Dau Foundation

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Since 2010, SkyLIFE Global has assisted in relief efforts to deliver critical aid via advanced aerial delivery systems. The Ohio based startup leverages advanced technology to make air delivery of aid. This is a more feasible option inside of humanitarian action. While airdropping aid is not an ideal solution for every situation, but sometime it is the only option. This is the case in South Sudan, where roads and local infrastructure make it virtually impossible to get aid in. SkyLIFE’s airdrop technology enables access to these remote areas of South Sudan. Medical facilities in those areas have not seen supplies in months.

Thus, SkyLIFE has partnered with The John Dau Foundation, JDF. JDF is a dedicated NGO to building and operating medical clinics throughout South Sudan. JDF runs nutritional programs particularly focused on children and pregnant or lactating women. In addition, it trains local community health workers.

“When I learned about SkyLIFE, I was inspired by the innovative technologies that Jeffrey Potter and his team have developed to alleviate suffering and bring hope to those living in the world’s most difficult places. John Dau Foundation works in places that can be impossible to deliver humanitarian supplies and medicines to in any other way. We are all grateful to the SkyLIFE team who will help bring needed aid to our facilities in South Sudan.” said Dan Puls, CEO of JDF.

Moreover, SkyLIFE uses a newly developed “small craft, side-door deployment system” to improve aerial delivery. “This allows for almost any small aircraft with side-door ingress and egress to airdrop with the same capability of their larger rear-door cousins, this is a real game changer.” said Jeff Potter, CEO and founder of SkyLIFE.

JDF has supplied the provisions for delivery. In general, the list includes items like malaria tablets, buckets, medical supplies, and even beds. In February 2021, SkyLIFE begins airdropping to JDF’s 21 healthcare and nutrition facilities throughout Duk and Twic East Counties, South Sudan.