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Medecins Sans Frontieres South Africa

 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.

Primarily in response to the HIV epidemic. In Khayelitsha, the largest township in the Western Cape, MSF has worked with the provincial authorities to pioneer comprehensive HIV treatment, including antiretroviral (ARV) medicines, at a primary care level. Today, these clinics support over 6,000 people on ARV therapy.

In 2007, MSF opened an office in Johannesburg. The new office supports MSF programmes in the region and elsewhere by providing medical expertise, recruiting medical and other professionals and fundraising. MSF in Johannesburg also speaks out about medical and humanitarian crises faced by vulnerable communities by sharing information with the South African public, the media, government agencies, and other non-governmental organizations.

Since December 2007 MSF has also been working in central Johannesburg and in Musina, at the Zimbabwean border, to provide Zimbabweans seeking refuge in South Africa with access to medical care. Following the recent violence and unrest, MSF has been providing assistance to the affected population in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Immediately following the eruptions of violence in Johannesburg, MSF provided emergency medical assistance to the displaced population. In the following weeks, MSF mobile teams established a regular presence in 15 sites and treated more than 4,000 patients, distributed blankets, hygiene kits, and plastic sheeting to the sites where the needs are most dire.

Statistics

Donations to date

R 8 600.00

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

Donor Messages

Denis & Ping Yeung
Hope you enjoyed the challenge...
wvc
Tracy, walk & climb, up and up, through the clouds, to live up to your Kili-challenge.
Vickers and Peters
Well done Tracy, all the best!
Anonymous
Hay Trace. As you climbing to new heights, I know that this will be a reflection toward your future. God knows your heart and He is with you every step of the way. May He bless and protect you. God Bl
Bernard Yeung
Good on you! Best of luck and hope you'll make it to the top!
Carmen Chetty
Wishing you all the best and success and tks for the great support.
Penny Slabbert
Wishing you success with your journey up Kili and also in life.
Sheila Chetty
Wishing you all the success & may god bless you , good luck lots of love Sheila
Corinne Lee
Good Luck

Activity feed

Denis & Ping Yeung donated R 500 to Medecins Sans Frontieres South Africa via Kilimanjaro Challenge 2011
20 Oct 2011 R 500
12 Sep 2011 R 1 000
31 Aug 2011 R 500
25 Aug 2011 R 200
25 Aug 2011 R 100