Cargo Human Care e.V. sets medical care record
FEB 12, 2015: Cargo Human Care e.V. set a new medical care record. Local nurses and German doctors treated patients around 22,500 times for the humanitarian and medical aid project in 2014. Around 6,500 patients received treatment from German medical volunteers in six disciplines at the Cargo Human Care Medical Center in Nairobi, Kenya. Lufthansa Cargo supported their work both financially and logistically. Staff members of the cargo airline had founded Cargo Human Care e.V. in 2007.
“With our free medical aid we ensure that the poorest of the population have access to medical care in the region around Nairobi”, explains Captain Fokko Doyen, Lufthansa Cargo fleet MD-11F commander and chairman of Cargo Human Care e.V. “Last year, Cargo Human Care was able to extend the range of its treatments once again - also thanks to generous donations.” He added.
2014 saw the introduction of cancer screening for women, and plastic surgery is now also available together with German specialists and the local hospital. Moreover, cooperation was established with an eye clinic for the treatment of cataracts.