Doctors Without Borders to visit East London to raise funds for emergency work

Monday, July 3, 2017 — JOHANNESBURG – A Doctors Without Borders (MSF) fundraising team will visit East London from 4 to 9 July as part of its Eastern Cape tour to raise funds for MSF’s emergency medical work.

The five-member face-to-face fundraising team, made their first stop in Port Elizabeth for a week before proceeding to East London.

During the visit, the team will interact with the residents of East London, raise awareness about how they can support MSF’s work through regular monthly donations, or alternatively join MSF as fieldworkers if they are medical or suitably qualified.

“Over the last six years MSF fundraising teams have travelled all around South Africa including in the Eastern Cape giving members of the public an opportunity to hear more about our work and join our family as new donors,” says Kelly Barlow, MSF fundraising travel teams co-ordinator. 

The East London community has been very supportive of MSF’s work. During the different visits by the fundraising team to the city, they have managed to sign up hundreds of new donors there.

 “Our donors are the life-blood of our work and without them we can’t do much. As we come to Port Elizabeth and East London, we would like to ask the community to come and support us,” adds Barlow.

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EAST LONDON FUNDRAISING TOUR SCHEDULE

 

Dates:

Location:

4  – 9 July  (From 09:00 – 17:00)

Vincent Park Mall, East London

 

       

ABOUT MSF’s WORK:

During 2016 the donations of regular private donors, enabled MSF’s medical teams working in 70 countries achieved the following:

  • 9.7 million outpatient consultations
  • 92,600 major surgical interventions
  • 869,100 children vaccinated against measles
  • 132,400 patients living with HIV provided with Antiretroviral Treatment
  • M 80,100 malnourished children treated

ABOUT MSF IN SOUTH AFRICA:

In South Africa, MSF runs two HIV and TB projects in Eshowe (KwaZulu-Natal) and Khayelitsha (Western Cape) and a project offering comprehensive care and treatment to survivors of sexual violence in Rustenburg (North West).

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