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Even after the conclusion of the e-healthy ship project, the ZfAM research team is committed to health prevention and improving health care for international crews in merchant shipping. Donations are very helpful for this work.

Due to the very challenging social conditions for seafarers – currently made even more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic – we need your support!

Often, shore leave is not permitted in international ports, as the risk of bringing the virus on board and thus the risk of infection within the crew is enormously increased. A COVID-19 outbreak on the high seas, far from the nearest port and medical care, can become a deadly danger for affected persons. In addition to this infectious risk, the social isolation of seafarers poses great potential health risks, stretching both their physical and psychological limits. In addition, travel restrictions sometimes prevent seafarers from returning home to their families and friends, after their contract periods on board, which usually last for months. This is where we need to lend a hand to make the situation more bearable for those affected.

With your donation you support the work of the Institute for Occupational and Maritime Medicine (ZfAM). Your help will benefit scientific research on topics of health prevention and the improvement of health care for international crews in merchant shipping – even with small amounts you can make a big difference!

Donation account:

Recipient: UKE gemeinnützige GmbH
Bank: Hamburger Sparkasse
IBAN: DE54 2005 0550 1234 3636 36
Reason for payment: 1364/001 + your address

UKE gemeinnützige GmbH will be happy to issue you with a donation receipt.

For this purpose, please note your full address on the transfer in addition to the project number 1364/001 (Shipping Medicine).