Zimbabwe’s ARV Swallows the early favourites in MSF’s HALFTIME! football tournament for HIV
Jul 02, 2010
The all-star Brazil football squad entered the 2010 FIFA World Cup as early favourites to make it to the finals and hope to lift the golden trophy. And similarly in Médecins Sans Frontieres(MSF) upcoming HALFTIME! tournament in South Africa sees a strong Zimbabwean team as one of the top contenders. MSF movie “The Positive Ladies Soccer Club” on MSF Hong Kong website. Pik Kwan LEE, MSF Communications Officer
About World Cup feature World Cup feature is an internet blogging experience with first account stories of field workers and staff of international humanitarian medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) conducted during the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, from June 7th to July 14th, 2010. The main objective of World Cup feature is to provide the worldwide audience an alternate view on the first FIFA World Cup in the African soil and to share positive chronicles of the Southern African region’s struggle to fight the dual epidemics of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. World Cup feature will include narrative, still pictures and short videos coming from countries where MSF field workers provide care to people suffering from HIV and tuberculosis, from Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and other places in the world. HALFTIME!, a one-day HIV positive patients soccer tournament organised by MSF in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 2nd, will also be featured. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the World Cup feature are those of the authors or the persons interviewed and can not be considered or quoted as MSF’s official position on the matters concerned.