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.