Video Slams Attacks on Healthcare Workers in War Ravaged Areas
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) students, all members of UKZN’s Friends of Médecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) (FoMSF), have produced a video highlighting attacks on health care workers in war-torn countries.
The video, flighted on Facebook, forms part of the students’ national campaign, #NotATarget, where various activities are being carried out by FoMSF organisations at universities around South Africa.
UKZN FoMSF Vice-Chairperson Ms Jayde Walton said: ‘We started a trend where people would post a photo with various signs saying #NotATarget or other statuses around the issue. We also urged others to stand in solidarity with MSF in spreading the message to a wider audience.’
The #NotATarget campaign was initially started by the MSF. ‘The campaign is an attempt to raise awareness about air strikes in Syria and the Central African Republic where many health care facilities have been bombed.
According to UKZN FoMSF members, the attacks have killed and injured patients, doctors, nurses and other health workers caring for those in war-torn areas.