Global humanitarian initiative in info drive
MÉDECINS Sans Frontières (MSF) – better known as Doctors without Borders – are in the city until Monday to raise funds and awareness in the Eastern Cape about their emergency medical humanitarian work around the world.
Interested parties will also be able to inquire how they can join the organisation. A growing number of South Africans, since 2008, have been donating to the life-saving work of MSF’s fieldworkers by donating amounts ranging from R30 to R10 000. Today, over 24 000 individuals, who have linked up with MSF are showing strong commitment to keeping their medical work independent, free and rapidly deployable.
“Shoppers will get a chance to interact with the fundraisers at Hemingways Mall and get to know more about MSF’s work abroad and in South Africa, including their HIV-Aids and TB initiatives in Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal and Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, as well as their project in Rustenburg which treats survivors of sexual violence,”MSF’s Southern Africa Travel
Team Coordinator, Kelly Barlow said.
The head of FACE TO FACE, a MSF group, that organises awareness campaigns for the organisation, Xolane Nkosi, called on East Londoners to come out in numbers to pledge their support in the way of donations and to find out more about MSF.
“We want to meet East London people and tell them about the work we do.”
Through the public’s donations and help Doctors without Borders can reach more people in desperate need of medical care in war-torn, disaster-hit or poor countries around the world.
MSF will be stationed at the Upper Ground court (between UG69 store and passage) at the mall.