MSF fundraising team visits Plettenburg Bay to raise funds & engage with community

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) fundraisers raise funds & awareness on emergency medical relief work during Western Cape tour

Monday, November 21, 2016 — A team of five Doctors Without Borders (MSF) fundraisers will be in Plettenburg Bay from 22 to 26 November to raise awareness and funds for MSF’s emergency medical humanitarian work in South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world.

“This year a team of MSF fundraisers is visiting Plettenburg for the second time since 2011 to raise funds and awareness about our work in more than 65 countries we work,” says Kelly Barlow, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa travel teams coordinator.

“South Africa is full of people who are so passionate about humanitarianism and saving others, this is why we are visiting Plettenburg to give people a chance to save lives. For the entire week, we will be at    the Market Square”.-

The team will interact with shoppers at the Market Square in Plettenburg Bay, informing shoppers on MSF’s work abroad and in South Africa, including our HIV and TB projects in Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal and Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, as well as our project in Rustenburg which treats survivors of sexual violence.

Tour Schedule

Date

Place

22- 26 November (9:00- 17:00)

Market Square (Main Court)

About Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, medical humanitarian organization that provides medical care to those affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and speaking out on behalf of the most vulnerable. MSF gives assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or politics. In 2013 MSF treated over 9 million patients around the world in over 60 countries – including South African, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and Malawi.

In South Africa, MSF is currently implementing HIV and TB programmes in the KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, while remaining ready to respond to emergencies. MSF South Africa supports projects throughout Southern Africa by providing medical expertise, recruiting medical and other professionals, and advocating for improved healthcare policies.

About MSF fundraising: MSF is registered in South Africa as a Non-Profit Company (NPC) and as a Public Benefit Organization (PBO) and firmly adheres to the good governance principles of fairness, accountability, responsibility and transparency. Any donations made towards our programmes in South Africa can be accounted for a corporate BBB-EE scorecard.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND INTERVIEWS:

Interviews in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa

Sbongokuhle Mkhize

Communication Intern

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa

Phone: +27 (0) 11 403 4440

Mobile: +27 (0) 73 113 4306

comms.intern@joburg.msf.org