Stratus – ending malaria through flight
Malaria is a devastating disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. The disease is spread to people through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito, which commonly infects people between dusk and dawn.
With around half of the world’s population at risk and at least 99 countries suffering from this devastating deadly disease, Malaria claimed 660,000 deaths in 2010 and 217 million people were affected by the disease, something must be done to stop so many preventable deaths from happening.
The Mission Malaria programme that Stratus founded aims to protect, prevent and educate the locals in high transmission malaria regions.
Mission Malaria will operate within the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria from November 2013.
Malaria is PREVENTABLE and CURABLE.
Stratus‘s Mission Malaria aims to reduce the number of deaths resulting from Malaria each year, Stratus will create a long term solution which will benefit the people living in high risk malaria transmission areas.
- Protection – Offering monthly medical vaccines to families that will protect them against Malaria.
- Prevention – Delivering essential aid supplies to these regions affected by Malaria, including mosquito nets, mosquito repellent and essential medicines and equipment for local hospitals and clinics.
- Education – While Stratus is protecting and preventing against malaria, we will educate the locals on the symptoms of malaria and how to protect them from the disease. By educating families and children we make them aware of what they can do with our equipment to reduce the chances of them contracting malaria.
With around 40% of all Malaria deaths occurring in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Stratus is focused on operating the Mission Malaria programme in these two regions until the number of deaths resulting from malaria decrease and a long term programme is established with the local medical clinics.
Why Stratus helps
Malaria is a deadly disease which is killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people a year, all of these deaths are preventable and curable. Stratus will help reduce the number of deaths that occur as a direct result from Malaria from preventing, protecting and educating those living in high risk malaria transmission areas.
As a flying charity we can fly the vital medical equipment and supplies into the areas affected by Malaria and help communities living with malaria on a monthly basis.