Together we achieve more

ROBINAID operates in two 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 Centre in Southern Egypt, which is operated by the renowned Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation and is based exclusively on donations. This outstanding hospital serves as our guiding concept and common training centre for expanding high-quality cardiac services to Sub-Saharan African countries. In Cameroon, we are working with the Heart of Cameroon Foundation to set up a similar project; following the same spirit, it constitutes the first step towards realizing our vision of a future MY African Heart Centre Network.

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 establishing Cameroon’s first Faculty in Emergency Critical Care in order to increase the number of well-trained and academically certified specialists. In various hospitals of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, we support the implementation and running of standardized emergency and intensive care units. Jointly, we are working to improve medical care for patients of all ages in critical and life-threatening conditions.

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

Dr. med. Matthias Angrés

Sir Prof. Magdi Yacoub

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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, Matthias 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.