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Benin

Homeopaths Without Boarders (Netherlands) has a teaching clinic in Benin
Homeopaths without borders (HwB) is an international organisation with branches in all parts of the world. The federation was founded in France in 1984. The foremost objective of the international organisation has been inspired by the World Health Organisation: access to healthcare for everyone.

HwB has a mission to attain this objective by educating as many people as possible in homeopathic healthcare. They achieve this by organising educational projects in close cooperation with the local healthcare system and authorities. These projects are run by volunteers.

The Homeopaths without Borders Netherlands foundation (HzG) was established in 1991 by enthusiastic homeopathic doctors and classical homeopaths. Since then, the foundation has been active in Ghana, Bosnia, Benin, Georgia (EU), Kenya and Uganda.


Training on the job model
Right from the start, HwB has been teaching in areas where healthcare was short of doctors, specialists, nurses, midwifes and other healthcare practitioners. HwB educates these people so they can offer homeopathic healthcare themselves.

HwB applies the Training on the job model; as part of the educational training HwB treats people in for instance outpatients’ clinics and refugee camps. By the certificate course Train the Trainer, HwB teaches the best students to train new students. This closes the circle and makes it possible for these new homeopathic professionals to function as a local self-supporting occupational group. They can also become members of the international organisation of homeopaths. HwB offers the supervision, coaching and continuing education when needed.


Botswana

Maun Homeopathy Project
Since 2002, The Maun Homeopathy Clinic has been running free homeopathy outreach clinics in Maun, a fast growing town in the north of Botswana, where over 35% of the people are infected with HIV or AIDS, one of the highest rates in the world.





Egypt

A Brief History of Homeopathy in Egypt
The history of homeopathy begins with the history of medicine in the ancient world. One of the earliest records of the homeopathic principle is in the Ebers papyrus, which describes Isis using scorpion venom to cure patients exhibiting similar symptom pictures to those caused by scorpion bites.  Ancient alchemical texts say that the principle of "Like cures Like" was first codified and used in Ancient Egyptian medical practice and then mentioned again in Paracelsus' texts in the Middle Ages.

The systematic application of homeopathy in medicine by its founder Samuel Hahnemann, and the subsequent rapid spread of this system of treatment in Europe probably precipitated the first homeopath, Dr Benoit Mure, to come to Egypt in 1851 with the British colonial regime. The 1931 Directory of Homeopaths in the UK listed two practitioners under Cairo. However, as opposed to India, where homeopathy flourished and has become integrated into national medicine, the latter half of the twentieth century showed no dramatic rise in the use of homeopathy in Egypt.  There may have been a few prescribers, but these were mainly Europeans already familiar with homeopathy looking for a safe healing modality for their families and friends...


Pharmacology professor Dr. Mahmoud Saeed has been instrumental in gaining Ministry of Higher Education approval for a postgraduate CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) department in Tanta University's Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Pharmacology. The unit's core disciplines will be homeopathy and traditional Arabic and Western herbalism, but there will also be extensive research into the safety and efficacy of CAM in Egypt


Dr. Saeed was the first President of the newly established NGO the
Egyptian Scientific Society of Homeopathy, whose avowed aim is to promote an increased awareness of this modality of healing and generate sufficient momentum for homeopathic remedies to be made available to the general public in pharmacies throughout Egypt, as they are in almost all of Europe as OTC (over-the-counter, non-prescription) remedies.  In addition, it hopes to promote the increased use of homeopathy by the medical profession as well as lay practitioners by ensuring practitioners are adequately trained according to international standards, thereby also preventing the misrepresentation of this healing science by poorly or inadequately trained enthusiasts. With about 80 homeopaths to date trained to European standards, the Egyptian homeopathic community is now the largest in the Arab world... more


Ethiopia

The Second Simillimum

A Disease-Specific Complement to Individual Treatment, by Peter Chappell, 2005
In his search for a homeopathic answer to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, Peter Chappell discovered a new way of designing homeopathic simillima for epidemics and chronic diseases.  This book describes his work in Ethiopia that led to this discovery.  The results with his PC1 remedy for HIV/AIDS are impressive (See 'Homoeopathic Links' issue 4/2004).
For more information see also the Amma Resonance Healing Foundation.








Gambia

The Bush Homeopaths are UK based qualified homeopaths that are assisting a number of Gambian communities to improve their health through homeopathic treatment. We have been operating in several locations on both sides of the Gambia river.

Our vision statement:

We envision a future in which homeopathy will be recognised as an integral part of the Gambian healthcare system. The Bush Homeopaths' foremost objective is the relief and prevention of disease whilst working in co-operation with local communities. Our vision encompasses making homeopathy available to all communities as an affordable and valid form of health treatment. We aim to offer homeopathic training to the Gambians with help and sponsorship through the Centre of Homeopathic Education, the UK's largest homeopathic college. We recognise that every system of medicine has its strengths and respect the significant contribution of conventional medicine in health care provision. We aim to promote the best that homeopathy has to offer as an alternative and complementary health system.



Ghana


May 2011: The Ghana Homeopathy Project is offering a unique opportunity to study and experience homeopathy in Ghana with the two renowned Indian homeopaths Drs. Kalyan and Kalisankar Bhattacharyea. This course is open to 8 participants only. Please contact them asap if interested.

The Ghana Homeopathy Project - click on photo on the left to see an interview with one of the Ghanian homeopaths.




"Our vision is the establishment of homeopathy as a recognised part of the health care system in Africa and Ghana in particular. Our charity's main objective is the relief and prevention of disease working closely with local community developments and initiatives. Further, we support the development of homeopathic education and vocational training facilities together with local partners, in conjunction with established health workers and local practices. Our vision extends to make homeopathy available to deprived communities as a valid and affordable form of treatment and to initiate health education".








The Senya/Tamale Homeopathy Project began during the summer of 2006. Adjoa Margaret Stack traveled to Ghana, in West Africa, to help combat the effects of malaria through homeopathic care. Over five years, with the generous support of an extended network of family, friends, colleagues and many others, she has continued to operate two small clinics in the coastal town of Senya and the northern capital Tamale.  In 2009, Adjoa delivered two presentations on the project’s findings and future at the first International Conference on Homeopathy for Developing Countries.

Also in Ghana:
A legal suit has been filed against the government of Ghana for endangering the lives of Ghanaians in the wake of the outbreak of the H1N1 pandemic.

The United Love Party (ULP) led by Mr. Ramon Akoto, filed the writ.  In a statement of claim dated 4th October 2011, the plaintiff is demanding an order for special and general damages for wrongfully injecting millions of people with a fake pandemic vaccine which killed thousands of people and injured millions.

Some of the injuries were swollen faces, swollen tongues, crippling, buzzing sound in the ears, instant cold, persistent headaches, cold. Others who received the injection are at risk of suffering countless number of diseases including going mad and many more... more


Kenya

Affordable Natural Medicine for the People of Africa
In 1998, Homeopathy, an effective system of alternative medicine, was practically unknown in Kenya. Thanks to the hard work of Abha Light Foundation, the permanent infrastructure of professional homeopathy and alternative medicine are being established for the benefit of the people of Africa.

Abha Light is much more than just a clinic
ALF sets out to create a permanent infrastructure for the establishment of homeopathy and alternative medicine in Kenya; advocates for the full recognition of alternative medicine; and works towards educating traditional healers in modern sciences. To do all that, we have a number of activities.






The Extensive Work of Abha Light
• Abha Light College of Natural Medicine • 20 health centres and more opening every year • over 25 village mobile clinicspublicationsproducts • 5 hiv/aids free clinics & effective naturopathic therapy for hiv/aids management • MalariX, a malaria prevention medicine • regular public workshops seminars • natural medicine research & developmentemergency relief • the largest homeopathic pharmacy in kenya

Please click on photo on left for an interview with Claire Niala from Kenya




Homeopathy for malaria in a refugee camp

More on homeopathy for malaria in Kenya:

The Use of Homeopathic Prophylaxis and Treatment For Malaria in Endemic Areas Of Kenya





Abha Light Power Point presentation












Dutch video 4Kenia

4Kenia
The 4Kenia Foundation was founded in March 2005. In the same year we sponsored the construction of 3 classrooms and 1 watertank for the Kidomaya primary school. In March 2006 we again sponsord 3 new classrooms and 1 big shade for the Munje primary school.

In October 2007 we opened our doors of the Kenia School of Homeopathy in Kwale. Yearly we are selecting only 16 needy female students to follow our 3 years Diploma Course to become Homeopaths.

More from Kenya:

The Hand Story: Alison Pittendrigh, a homeopath in Kenya supported by SHEAF, was called to treat a patient one Sunday afternoon...





Malawi
Chintheche Homeopathy Clinic


Harry van der Zee writes in April 2012:

"I am just back from Malawi where I spent 8 weeks together with Richard Pitt (Former Principal Pacific Academy of Homeopathy) to support the Chintheche Homeopathy Clinic. The clinic has been established by Joseph Msumba to offer homeopathic treatment to the local community. HIV/AIDS and malaria are amongst the main conditions that are being treated, but homeopathic care is actually offered for a wide variety of diseases. Depending on the condition PC Resonances are being used as well as regular homeopathic remedies or a combination of the two where one complements the other. Joseph and his team are doing amazing work and it is well worth checking some of the latest videos at www.arhf.nl. There are some new really significant and quite stunning testimonials. 

The main focus of what we have been doing at the Chintheche Homeopathy Clinic is to provide regular homeopathic health care to the extended local community with outreach as well. We have started a training curriculum existing of several levels of competence. A first group of 28 people graduated on the first level during our stay. Most of them already worked as community care providers and they are now able to treat HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB in their villages using PC Resonances. As treating cases of HIV/AIDS was part of their training they already offered great service to their people. Patients that are too sick or too poor to travel to the clinic can now nevertheless be helped. As the governmental hospital is often without medication and activily refers patients for homeopathic treatment, the Chintheche Homeopathy Clinic and its outreach program cover a huge need. Besides the regular follow-ups we (the team) saw 100 new patients per week.

We have selected 14 students to receive the next level of homeopathic education. Language skills, their performance during the first training and their motivation were the main selection criteria. Richard, who is still in Malawi has already started phase 2. A group of visiting homeopaths will together carry out the full curriculum, which is designed around the main conditions the clinic is being confronted with. Depending on Joseph’s and our experience in Malawi and other African countries, a practical and effective treatment protocol is being created in which regular homeopathy and PC Resonances are being used optimally.

Building our own clinic: In these past two months the clinic has been painted, furniture was made, stocks of remedies prepared and assistants have been trained on the job. ARHF is supporting the clinic, paying about half of the monthly expenses and many of the essential supplies. The relationship with the local hospital and the local authorities is excellent. The current clinic building is being rented which is not ideal. We are now deciding on a plot of land to build our own clinic so we can design it to the needs of the team. We plan it such that it can be build in stages, depending on the ongoing development. We expect a budget is needed of 12-15,000 Euros".


Here's also a Dutch project in Malawi 'De Eva'.  The website is due to also be available in English, and here's a video in English about the project.










Swaziland

The Swaziland Homeopathy Project

The goal of the project is to establish permanent free Homeopathic clinics to impoverished communities. The target beneficiaries are women, children and men including people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS in Swaziland. Homeopathy can be an important adjunct to the provision of Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) enhancing people’s quality of life by alleviating drug side effects. The homeopathic treatment improves patients’ physical and mental wellbeing and so enables them to continue working to support their families. Homeopathic remedies are inexpensive and easy to store and therefore ideally suited to mobile clinics.



Tanzania

Homoepathic Voyage to Africa from Shahar Galnoor on Vimeo.

Homoeopathy for Health in Africa

Our Mission

1) To relieve the suffering of as many HIV/AIDS patients as possible using classical homoeopathy.

2) To develop a homoeopathic understanding of the disease and identify those homoeopathic remedies that are most successful in treating HIV/AIDS.

3) To spread this knowledge throughout Tanzania and Africa, teaching local health practitioners to run sustainable services prescribing homoeopathically for large masses of people.

4) To produce formal and ethical research on the treatment of HIV/AIDS with homoeopathy and to demonstrate what it is able to achieve.

5) To help local communities with sustainable nutrition, garden projects and education.



Uganda

Homeopaths Without Boarders (Netherlands) has a teaching clinic in Uganda
that is part of the Uganda Rural Development and Training Program (URDT) (see video on left)

Homeopaths without borders (HwB) is an international organisation with branches in all parts of the world. The federation was founded in France in 1984. The foremost objective of the international organisation has been inspired by the World Health Organisation: access to healthcare for everyone.


HwB has a mission to attain this objective by educating as many people as possible in homeopathic healthcare. They achieve this by organising educational projects in close cooperation with the local healthcare system and authorities. These projects are run by volunteers.

The Homeopaths without Borders Netherlands foundation (HzG) was established in 1991 by enthusiastic homeopathic doctors and classical homeopaths. Since then, the foundation has been active in Ghana, Bosnia, Benin, Georgia (EU), Kenya and Uganda.


Training on the job model
Right from the start, HwB has been teaching in areas where healthcare was short of doctors, specialists, nurses, midwifes and other healthcare practitioners. HwB educates these people so they can offer homeopathic healthcare themselves.

HwB applies the Training on the job model; as part of the educational training HwB treats people in for instance outpatients’ clinics and refugee camps. By the certificate course Train the Trainer, HwB teaches the best students to train new students. This closes the circle and makes it possible for these new homeopathic professionals to function as a local self-supporting occupational group. They can also become members of the international organisation of homeopaths. HwB offers the supervision, coaching and continuing education when needed.
The First Pan African Homeopathic Congress was held in Mombasa Kenya in May 2012.


And Finally:


The First Pan-African Homeopathic Congress was organized by
Jeremy Sherr (Homeopathy for Health in Africa) and Marie Magré (Kwale School of Homeopathy 4Kenia). The Congress was held at Kwale: Participants stayed at the school and ate there.

4Kenia is a 2-year homeopathy and nursing school http://www.4kenia.nl/en (see video below).  It began as a school for orphaned young women, and now accepts other students, too.

Spectrum, the European homeopathic journal, will have an article about the Congress in an upcoming issue.







The SHEAF Trust

Homeopaths working in Africa find their patients really benefit from their treatment. Homeopaths can be trained for less than a fifth of the cost of training doctors, and homeopathic remedies cost pence rather than pounds.  SHEAF is a charity that was formed to directly support those training and working in the field of Homeopathy and health care in Africa.  

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