Spain MSF Intervention Care Homes Olmo Calvo
About US

Contact Us

Johannesburg Office

MSF in Nigeria: COVID-19
Contact Us

Physical Address:

9th Floor, 70 Fox Street, Marshalltown,
Johannesburg, South Africa 

Postal Address:

PO Box 61624, 
Marshalltown 2107

Please fill in your information
South Africa MSF Logo Mobile HIV Unit KZN

Media Contact

Media contacts and spokespeople

Welcome to MSF Southern Africa’s Press Room, aimed at media covering issues related to medical humanitarian relief and who are interested in MSF's work and the situations faced by our patients.
Our communications staff are in contact with MSF field staff in over 60 countries, including South Africa, and are here to help the media in telling these stories.

We are able to provide media with up-to-date information and interviews with MSF fieldworkers and spokespeople in our operational headquarters and field projects on the following topics:

  • Emergency responses to natural and man-made disasters
  • Humanitarian assistance in conflict zones
  • Migrant and refugee health and vulnerability around healthcare
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), including multi drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensive drug-resistance TB (XDR-TB)
  • Malnutrition
  • Issues of access to essential medicines
  • Sexual and gender-based violence

Follow us on Twitter: @MSF_southafrica
 
Angela Makamure, Media Liason and Southern Africa Links Co-ordinator:
Mobile:  +27 79 872 2950
Email: [email protected]

Seipati Moloi, Media Liaison Coordinator:
Mobile:  +27 79 872 2950
Email: [email protected]

For general inquiries:
Email: [email protected] 
Read the latest news and resources

South Africa COVID-19 Khayelitsha Clinic Activities

Speaking Out Case Studies

msf.org

Speaking out case studies

See more about case studies
Everybody Breathes Treating TB Eshowe South Africa

Please be aware there have been cases of individuals posing as Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff in order to scam people out of money. 

MSF has received reports of third parties attempting to fraudulently obtain money on our behalf via email, social networking websites or apps, or in person at public locations. 

The following is a list of scams and hoaxes that have been brought to our attention (please note this list is not exhaustive):  

  • People posing as MSF staff, or acting on behalf of MSF staff, on social networking websites or apps in order to lure unsuspecting members of the public to send funds to cover the travel costs of the alleged MSF staff member to return from a field mission.
  • People posing as MSF staff who have been detained on their way home and asking for money to be transferred in order to secure their release from detention.
  • People posing as MSF staff requesting money to pay for individual medical procedures for fictitious patients.
  • An individual or individuals carrying out what appears to be fraudulent collections of money in public locations, while pretending to represent MSF.  

Please note that these scenarios are situations that MSF staff never find themselves in.

MSF staff in the field have access to funds in an emergency situation and so have no need to request financial support from anyone, for either themselves or their patients. 

All MSF staff have channels of contact if they find themselves in an unfortunate situation like losing their passport or have trouble with a visa. We will always provide the support they need to get home. 

Unsure if you have been scammed? 
Unfortunately, there is very little we can do to stop scams such as these and others from happening. If you are unsure if you are the subject of a scam or fraud involving a supposed MSF staff member, please contact Zoya Naidoo: [email protected]


What to do if you have been scammed 
As soon as you are aware of a scam or fraud, please contact us immediately.