Jeremy Sherr: Daktari wa mchawi na dawa yake mbaya

The Society of Homeopaths in the UK has constantly refused to engage in any meaningful way about how western homeopaths are travelling to Africa and setting up clinics that use homeopathic sugar pills to treat and prevent dangerous diseases, such as TB, malaria and HIV.

This is a murderous practice. People will die if they are told that homeopathy is a ‘side-effect free’ way of treating or preventing these diseases. People will die if they are told that homeopathy is an effective medicine.

Very often it is their members who are involved by either volunteering at these clinics or donating money. The Society has responded to these criticisms with bluster and obfuscation. A typical statement from them might read as,

The Society of Homeopaths, the UK’s largest register of homeopaths with 1,500 members, does not endorse the use of homeopathic remedies with a view to preventing serious tropical diseases such as malaria and yellow fever.

These are hollow words. Recently, the Society held their annual seminar in York where they invited Jeremy Sherr to talk. Sherr is one of the most notorious homeopaths in Africa (read about him on gimpy’s blog.) He has no shame in promoting his sugar pills amongst some of the most vulnerable people in Africa. For this, Sherr is lauded and treated like a god by UK homeopaths. The Society used the seminar to raise funds for Sherr, being helped along by Helios pharmacy and Lockton’s Insurers.

This is how Sherr promotes his clinic. It is not easy watching.

Like Abha Light in Kenya, Sherr’s clinics need to be shut down. These deluded zeolots want to ensure that homeopathy is “gonna go everywhere in Africa”. They tell people with HIV that sugar pills can treat their conditions.  ‘It is a good medicine with no side effects’.

According to their enlisted rapper ‘Rhymes B’, “Homeopathy is the only medicine that God wants.”, and that you should “Take it for malaria and gonna feel alright”.

The song lyrics tell people that homeopathy is ‘made naturally from natural plants.’ It does not mention that those plants do not treat illness and that in any case all traces of them have been removed by the homeopathic process of massive and repeated dilution. Homeopathy is just sugar pills and water.

It makes explicit claims that a person with HIV will see their CD4 count improved. “For malaria is not a problem. For HIV not a problem either”. These are murderous words that will kill people.

Sherr will not listen to his critics. Western homeopaths, deeply deluded and besotted with this individual, can only obfuscate and mislead whilst actively supporting him. If he is not stopped soon, then homeopathy might well take a deep grip within African countries and just be one more massive burden that this continent has to carry.

19 comments for “Jeremy Sherr: Daktari wa mchawi na dawa yake mbaya

  1. August 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Can you propose a practical method for stopping him, and soon?

  2. August 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    This has been going on for far too long, yet the international aspect makes it difficult to see how it can most effectively be challenged. Perhaps if a number of MPs could be briefed about it (Julian Huppert?) to bring more pressure to bear… But on whom? Could the Nightingale Collaboration help (I know it’s ‘done’ homeopathy, but this is something on an entirely different level).

    This is murder. It’s chilling.

  3. Jerry H.
    August 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    YouTube helpfully provides a “Flag Video” function. One of the options for flagging videos for review is called “Scams/fraud”. Methinks that may apply in this case?

  4. Badly Shaved Monkey
    August 24, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Has someone taken a copy of that video before it disappears in the face of unfriendly gaze?

    Nauseating.

  5. Badly Shaved Monkey
    August 24, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Done it. Used zamzar.com

    It’s 52.1Mb so not easy to e-mail, but easy to get a copy for yourself.

    • August 24, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks. But I think the homeopaths are very proud of it.

      • Badly Shaved Monkey
        August 25, 2011 at 8:20 am

        Nobody’s started asking them awkward questions about it yet…

  6. jon
    August 25, 2011 at 9:13 am

    where is the WHO ? anybody know ?

  7. August 25, 2011 at 10:20 am

    For malaria as well. Shameful.

  8. August 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Many of my friends are unaware at best (and ignorant to the dangers of) homeopathy and other alternative treatments. I’ve done a quick beginner’s guide to why alternative medicine isn’t just ineffective, but actually harmful. http://wp.me/p1u5Um-bt And I hope it helps people start on the path to learning about this problem.

  9. Dr Richard Rawlins
    August 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Gimpy’s blog is so full I am using Mr Quack’s

    I note Prince Charles has sent congratulations to the Society of Homeopaths. For what did he congratulate them/ Merely existing or for providing some covert benefit of which only PC has knowledge.

    We should be told. Can someone find out?

    I am gratified to learn that PC “does NOT endorse any particular treatment”.

    So, we can all now boldly state “Prince Charles does NOT endorse homeopathy”.

    Good news at last.

  10. GrannyWeatherwax
    August 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    ” No side effects ” ?!
    Personally I would count death as a pretty significant side effect.

  11. Wendy Pearman
    August 25, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you again, Andy.

    The sheer egotism involved in this video is horrific. Jeremy down with the guys? Even more horrific in the context.

    I join Ron Lewis in asking is there anything, that I could do, practically, to help stop this? If so, please tell me and I will do my best.

    I’ve persoanl reason to care for Africa and I’d like to help.

  12. Rita
    August 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    What about pointing out (in Muslim areas) that homeopathic sources also include pig parts and embryos (look on the provings pages if you don’t believe me)?

  13. Roger
    September 13, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Has anyone gone and seen the results of J.Sherr’s work? They are documenting before and after treatment. Its not top secret. Seems like that might be the first step before this frantic mobilization.

    Sounds like colonial paternalism to me, that Africans arent to be allowed to make their own decisions about what treatments they want to take. They can certainly walk away from what he is offering. And the Africans could drive him away if they didnt like his work; lets give “our little brown brother” some credit for making adult informed decisions based on the results that they see.

    Homeopathy made one remedy from a few grams of pig (extracted once); I dont think conventional medicine would want it pointed out that it uses many pigs (as experimental subjects and genetically modified organisms) to develop and produce medicines. Lets leave this inflammatory stuff alone, for everyone’s benefit.

    • February 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      These people who criticize homeopathy, they are similar to deaf children at a music concert. They see the musicians, and they see the instruments, but they can not hear the music.
      Note that these homeopaths referred to, operates among poor people, people who barely have clothes on their bodies. What do they earn on this, except the pleasure of being able to help sick people?
      I wonder, would the pharmaceutical mafia do the same?

      • Badly Shaved Monkey
        March 11, 2012 at 10:21 am

        “These people who criticize homeopathy, they are similar to deaf children at a music concert.”

        I’m always impressed when a homeopath finds new depths of stupidity to plumb.

        We are simply telling you that the orchestra never arrived and you are sitting with your eyes shut humming tunes in your own heads.

  14. Phil the Barbarian
    March 11, 2012 at 5:19 am

    That word “help”. I don’t think it means what you think it means. I’ll be blunt when I state that what the homeopaths are endorsing doesn’t work as advertised. People endorsing homeopathic medicines for conditions that are killing people is not helping, especially since it’s not solely to help people. This is trying to create a new market in places where people aren’t educated enough to know that what they’re getting isn’t the kind of “medicine” that does a lot of good.

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