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Posts published by “extratime”

Extra-time! is a blog by international humanitarian medical organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) staff and field workers during the Fifa World Cup in SA from June 7 to July 14 2010. It's an alternate view on the World Cup and shares the positive chronicles to the Southern African region's struggle against HIV/Aids and tuberculosis. Information on HALF-TIME!, a soccer tournament, organised by the MSF, for people living with HIV, will also be featured. The tournament takes place in Johannesburg on July 2.

The opinions expressed in the Extra-Time! blog are those of the authors and the persons interviewed and cannot be considered or quoted as MSF's official position on the matters concerned.

Baikong Mamid, communications officer, MSF South Africa

MSF press/communications officers in Southern Africa and worldwide

MSF field staff in Southern Africa and worldwide

‘They want our children to suffer’

By PK Lee From where Esther Goba sat watching two football teams clad in “HIV-POSITIVE” T-shirts competing in a football tournament in Limbe, Malawi, she…

Survival tales from the Bulawayo pitch

By Joanne Sage The 2010 Fifa World Cup is in its final stage and the excitement in Southern Africa is still palpable even in Zimbabwe…

Fancy footwork, teens and HIV

By Baikong Mamid It’s difficult going anywhere without getting caught up in the football fever these days. The World Cup is in the semi-final stage…

A second chance at life

By Lungile Dlamini The Thwala family gathers around the small radio set to listen to the commentary of the 2010 Fifa World Cup tournament kick-off.…

From the bench, onto the field

By Marcell Nimfuehr In January this year I travelled to Cameroon to make a health promotion film that featured Sylvestre, a patient who motivates others…

The South African samba: Can you feel it?

The World Cup spirit is felt everywhere here in Khayelitsha! Since I arrived a year ago from Brazil to work for MSF in this impoverished…

Score a goal against HIV

*Read MSF’s latest report: No time to quit: HIV/Aids treatment gap widening in Africa.

Nobody calls it quits at half-time!

Truly speaking, the little I know about morality, I learnt it on football pitches. Albert Camus, French philosopher and Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature. In…