The way we work

ROBINAID operates in highly complex medical fields and works in partnership with complementary organizations or institutions based on common goals, compatible working methods and shared ethical values.

In the field of Cardiac Critical Care, we are closely connected with the Aswan Heart Center in Southern Egypt, which is operated by the renowned Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation and is based exclusively on donations. This outstanding center serves as our guiding concept for expanding high-quality cardiac services to Sub-Saharan African countries. In Cameroon we jointly work with the Heart of Cameroon Foundation in such a project.

In the field of Emergency Critical Care, we collaborate with the Essential Health For All Foundation and the Cameroon Association of Critical Care Nurses. At the Essential Health Higher Institute in Foumbot, we are building the first Cameroonian Faculty in Emergency Critical Care to increase the number of well-trained certified staff. In various hospitals of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, we support the implementation and running of standardized emergency and intensive care units.

„In our projects we are always working in conjunction with local partnered hospitals and like-minded organizations.”

Dr. Matthias Angrés, Founder ROBINAID; Sir Prof. Magdi Yacoub, Founder Aswan Heart Centre

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Our background

ROBINAID was founded in 2009 as an independent non-profit foundation by a group of committed doctors, nurses and a pharmacist under the leadership of anaesthetist and intensive care specialist Dr. med. Matthias Angrés.

Before he decided to devote himself entirely to humanitarian medicine, he was Medical Director at the Albertinen Hospital, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Hamburg Medical University. During this time, he and colleagues from the Abertinen Cardiac Centre, founded the „Hamburg-Kabul Airlift“ to bring seriously ill or injured children from all over Afghanistan to Hamburg and hospitals throughout Germany for life-saving and complex treatment.

In 2017, Dr. Angrés was honored with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany; in 2019, the Bremen Children’s Oscar was given to him for his outstanding humanitarian commitment to disadvantaged children in parts of our world full of poverty, crises and difficult living conditions.