The College of Health Sciences together with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are hosting a Free Screening to all staff and students at UKZN. The documentary is entitled MSF Unlimited and portrays the valuable contributions this organization has made over the years in delivering humanitarian aid.
Date: 5 October
Venue: Exam Hall, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
Time: 12h00-14h00
MSF (UNLIMITED (Documentary, 52 minutes)
MSF (UN)LIMITED looks at the dilemmas and limits faced by those who deliver humanitarian aid by exploring key moments in the history of the international medical humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders (MSF). The documentary examines the core values of the 40-year-old organization -namely independence, neutrality and impartiality– through moving and insightful interviews with veteran MSF staff who recall their direct experience of key moments in MSF’s history. These include: MSF’s expulsion from Ethiopia during the ’84 famine, the impact of the Rwandan genocide on MSF staff, ethnic cleansing in the former republic of Yugoslavia where MSF was working, and MSF’s treatment of HIV and Aids in South Africa.
Overall, the documentary gives a unique glimpse into the world of MSF, showing how -through an enduring humanitarian spirit and medical innovation- it is possible to see past limitations and achieve MSF’s primary goal of addressing the most urgent humanitarian needs. For you interest please view trailer at:
About MSF:
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation committed to two objectives: providing medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion, natural and man-made disasters; and speaking out about the plight of the populations assisted. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. In 2011 MSF treated over 8 million patients around the world in over 60 countries, including Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and South Africa.
Best Regards
MaryAnn Francis
Public Relations Manager
College of Health Sciences
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