Cargo Human Care e.V., a humanitarian and medical aid project created by Lufthansa Cargo, set a record in 2014. Local nurses and German doctors tended to patients approximately 22,500 times, with around 6,500 patients receiving treatment from German medical volunteers in six specialties at the Cargo Human Care Medical Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
Lufthansa cargo supported the organization’s work both financially and logistically. Staff members of Lufthansa founded Cargo Human Care 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. Last year, Cargo Human Care was able to extend the range of its treatments once again – also thanks to generous donations,” said Captain Fokko Doyen, Lufthansa Cargo fleet MD-11F commander and chairman of Cargo Human Care.
The new initiatives in 2014 were the introduction of cancer screening for women, the availability of plastic surgery by German surgeons and the establishment of an eye clinic for treatment of cataracts.
In addition to medical treatment, the second major project of Cargo Human Care e.V. is the Mothers’ Mercy Home in Nairobi, which offers more than 115 orphans a home and a future. Further, with the help of a donation campaign by the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Cargo Care Human plans to build a new youth center.
“‘The John Kaheni Residence’ will be a residential education center,” Doyen said. “It will bridge the gap between the school-leaving qualifications the girls and boys obtain under the patronage of Cargo Human Care at the Mothers’ Mercy Home and their difficult entry into working life. Thanks to the Germany-wide donation campaign, the project will be built on a solid financial foundation.”