Two Oceans Marathon: 20 runners support MSF to save lives, and so can you! Donate now

Two Oceans Marathon: 20 runners support MSF to save lives, and so can you! Donate now

A team supporting Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa will be running to save lives at the upcoming Two Oceans Marathon. Each of the 20 runners has a target of R2,000 to raise and are hoping to exceed this. Dubbed the biggest race in South Africa, the event will take place on April 13-14 in Cape Town.

According to MSF’s Donor Retentions Manager, Florence Najjemba, the funds raised will go directly towards the medical humanitarian work that MSF does in over 70 countries around the world.

This fundraising event is centred around doing what you love while saving lives. Most of the past experiences have been full of fun, as well as impactful. When we share our annual impact report with donors, they will be able to see how we used their donations and how many lives we saved together.”

Lwazi Kama, director of product development at TransUnion, is one of the 20 runners lacing up their shoes for the Two Oceans Marathon. He says he is excited to pledge his support to a cause that impacts not only the African continent but extends worldwide.

Partnering with MSF affords me the opportunity to actively participate in one of the biggest races of the year and, in doing so, help raise funds and awareness for the incredible work they do across the continent.”

In South Africa, MSF’s recently launched project is tackling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Amathole District in Butterworth, Eastern Cape. Data from the provincial Department of Health indicates that NCDs like Type-2 diabetes and hypertension account for half of all deaths in the district, including a major proportion of deaths of people over the age of 50.

MSF recognises the challenges faced by rural communities in accessing healthcare, and it is for this reason that we identified the Amathole district community to support with a patient-centric differentiated service delivery model (DSD) of medical care in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Department of Health. Drawing on experience from our NCD projects in other parts of the world, the project seeks to ensure that people living with chronic diseases have stable and accessible healthcare to manage their condition safely.” - Manighandan Sivaramakrishnan, Project Coordinator for the Eastern Cape NCDs Project.

Every donation matters in MSF’s #RunToSaveaLife campaign. Therefore, we appeal to everyone to support us by donating on GivenGain or visiting our Website for our banking details. Alternatively, email us at [email protected] or call toll-free 080 000 0331 for more information on how to support.


About MSF

MSF is a global humanitarian organisation operating in over 70 countries, providing lifesaving medical care to people caught in conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics or collapsed health systems. The organisation has been working in South Africa since 2000, primarily in response to HIV & DR-TB care. MSF has opened a new project in the Eastern Cape focusing on non-communicable diseases. This project provides access to free quality healthcare. MSF has increased the number of medication pick-up points for patients and is training more healthcare workers and conducting health promotion activities.

Jane Rabothata Communications Specialist, MSF


About Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa

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