Gambian President to Build Controversial Herbal Medicine Hospital for HIV Patients

Needless to say, the president’s tenacious love for natural medicine has driven the World Health Organization and the United Nations crazy.

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Dressed in his typical garb of billowing white robes, clutching prayer beads and a sceptre, Gambia's president Jammeh greets supporters during a rally on November 22, 2011.

After shocking the world with his assertion that he could cure AIDS with herbal medicine in 2007, Gambian president Yahya Jammeh recently made another uproar by declaring his New Year resolution: build a hospital that has 1,111 beds to treat HIV and AIDS patients with boiled herbs by 2015.

“This being the case, I intend to build a one thousand, one hundred and eleven beds multipurpose hospital dedicated to treatment of HIV and AIDS patients,” said the president in his New Year’s address on Tuesday. “With this project coming to fruition, we intend to treat ten thousand HIV/AIDS patients every six months through natural medicine.”

It’s no secret that the president’s tenacious love for natural medicine has driven the World Health Organization and the United Nations crazy. Although HIV has a relatively modest presence in Gambia — 2% of its 1.8 million population — when compared to other countries in Africa, experts worry that his herbal treatments, which require patients to stop taking anti-retroviral drugs, make them more prone to infection, Reuters reports. Worse yet, the herbal drugs have no proven healing powers as opposed to the internationally-praised HIV drugs.

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Jammeh, a former wrestler and U.S.-trained army lieutenant who came to power through a coup in 1994, has been treating patients inside his presidential palace, according to the Telegraph. Known in Gambia by his preferred title, “His Excellency Sheikh Professor Doctor President,” Jammeh said that his prescriptions of herbs and incantations have successfully cured many, including 68 patients in October. CNN reported in 2007 that the drug Jammeh concocted to treat HIV patients was “a murky brown concoction of seven herbs and spices served out of a bottle that once contained pancake syrup.”

His attentiveness to boiled herbs is only one of the many bizarre things about him. In 2009, he arrested more than 1,000 witch doctors at gunpoint, ordering them to down hallucinogenic drinks in the name of “exorcising” them, according to the Telegraph. His motivation behind such a puzzling act was murky, but according to Amnesty International, it was an act of vengeance for his aunt, who allegedly died from witchcraft.

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I am cieble jen from Uk, i navel believe that hiv cure is real on till i got in contact with Dr. dr abiola, my HIV stated eight years ago, i was even waiting for death because all my money went out for drug, which keep me till today, one day i saw in the interment that HIV cure is out i then email Dr abiola and he prepare the herb for me which i took, after taking it he told me to go to the hospital which i did, could you believe that i was confirm HIV negative after the test, and i went to another hospital and it was also negative. if you have this problem and you want to be free from it please contact this doctor with this email address deadly.diseases.cure@hotmail.com OR CALL HE ON +2348100609098, he is the best HIV cure you will find in the whole world. thank you Dr abiola am free now

CiebleJen
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I am cieble jen from Uk, i navel believe that hiv cure is real on till i got in contact with Dr. dr abiola, my HIV stated eight years ago, i was even waiting for death because all my money went out for drug, which keep me till today, one day i saw in the interment that HIV cure is out i then email Dr abiola and he prepare the herb for me which i took, after taking it he told me to go to the hospital which i did, could you believe that i was confirm HIV negative after the test, and i went to another hospital and it was also negative. if you have this problem and you want to be free from it please contact this doctor with this email address deadly.diseases.cure@hotmail.com OR CALL HE ON +2348100609098, he is the best HIV cure you will find in the whole world. thank you Dr abiola am free now

JohnSonia
JohnSonia

DR sukuju is the only Dr who could ever get my HIV-
AIDS cured with his healing spell, i have tried almost
everything but i couldn’t find any solution on my
disease, despite all these happening to me, i always
spend a lot to buy a HIV drugs from hospital and
taking some several medications but no relieve, until
one day i was just browsing on the internet when i
come across a great post of !Michelle! who truly said
that she was been diagnose with HIV and was healed
that very week through the help of these great
powerful healing spell doctor, sometime i really
wonder why people called him Papa sukuju, i never
knew it was all because of the great and perfect work
that he has been doing that is causing all this. so i
quickly contacted him, and he ask me some few
questions and he said a thing i will never forget that
anyone who contacted him is ! always getting his or
her healing in just 6 hours after doing all he ask you,
so i was amazed all the time i heard that from him, so
i did all things only to see that at the very day which
he said i will be healed, all the strength that has left
me before rush back and i becomes very strong and
healthy, this disease almost kills my life all because of
me, so i will to hospital to give the final test to the
disease and the doctor said i am HIV negative, i am
very amazed and happy about the healing Dr sukuju
gave to me from the ancient part of Africa, you can
email him now for your own healing too at:
Drsukujuspelltemple@gmail.com or call him on
+2348107106668
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peacestar
peacestar

Greetings and 1 love to all over the universe ....My name is Peacestar and I am new to this site..I believe in Holistic Healing and needing some assistance from Like minded people to assist me in my healing of HIV...I know I shall be( HEALED) confirmation from the Universe and shall continue to believe this revelation.. And shall be longsuffering through this process.I was Encouraged to hear this Chant from My Fellow Star Brother Yahya Jammeh. I am so elated that the Universe ( Earth ) is rotating in a cleansing of herself now , to regenerate itself back to the abundance of Life that she is...She is Cleansing herself of all Toxins ,poisons and Hatred upon this Planet...I look to meet blessed people hear and share my story and soon tell my story of being miraculosly healed of this man made disease..Blessings and Peace to all the Universe LIGHT SEED...

AlieuColley
AlieuColley

Yahya Jammeh is an innovator in medicine.  My home country Gambia is a leader in child vaccines and immunization because of his leadership, and Yahya Jammeh is seriously committed to addressing Africa's growing AIDS problem. 

thealternatenews
thealternatenews

I have read accounts of patients who were treating with this herbal medicine and saw significant positive changes in their health. Wouldn't this be considered as a proof that the medicine works?