SAVE THE DATE & INVITATION: MSF marks 20 years of HIV care in South Africa, 28 October 2020

WEBINAR: Exploring lessons from 20 years of HIV care, a revolution that began in Khayelitsha

This year marks 20 years of Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s humanitarian work in South Africa. With deep roots in the HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) response, the organisation has been one of the pioneers of providing Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) in the public sector and started first HIV programmes early, in 1999.

To commemorate this milestone, we are hosting a WEBINAR to explore lessons from 20 years of HIV care in South Africa on 28 October 2020 at 11 am.


There will be a conversation with some of the first Khayelitsha residents to be initiated on ARVs, with Dr Hermann Reuter and Sr. Nompumelelo Mantangana as well as a panel discussion with some of South Africa's well known HIV/AIDS activists, medical people and government officials:

  • Justice Edwin Cameron - former Concourt Judge (2008 - 2019); author of Witness to Aids
  • Dr Fareed Abdullah - South African Medical Research Council; former Deputy Director General and head of the AIDS Programme in the Western Cape government (1994 to 2006)
  • Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola - Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management, University of Stellenbosch; social justice activist
  • Dr Nathan Ford – World Health Organization; worked with MSF for 14 years supporting HIV programmes
  • Dr Eric Goemaere – HIV/TB Unit Coordinator with the Southern Africa Medical Unit; opened MSF’s first HIV treatment programme in South Africa in 2000
  • Dr Sandile Buthelezi – Health Department Director General
  • Dr Liesbet Ohler – medical coordinator for MSF in Eshowe
  • Dr Sally Shackleton - Frontline AIDS; worked in civil society organisations for over 25 years, always with a focus on the rights and freedoms of marginalised populations, including sex workers.

RSVP: Sean Christie,, +27 63 684 2206

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Angela Makamure Press Officer, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa
Angela Makamure Press Officer, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa
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