WHO Warns HIV, TB, Malaria Patients to Stay Away from Homeopathy

by VR Sreeraman on  August 23, 2009 at 11:03 AM General Health News
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 WHO Warns HIV, TB, Malaria Patients to Stay Away from Homeopathy
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned people with HIV, TB and malaria to stay away from the use of homeopathic medicines.

The WHO's statement came following concerns of young researchers who fear that encouraging the use of homeopathy in developing countries could risk people's lives.

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A group called Voice of Young Science Network, which is part of the charity Sense About Science, had also campaigned for "evidence-based" care.he BBC quoted Dr Mario Raviglione, director, Stop TB department, WHO, as saying: "Our evidence-based WHO TB treatment/management guidelines, as well as the International Standards of Tuberculosis Care do not recommend use of homeopathy."

Speaking on the use of Homeopathy to treat diarrhoea in children, a spokesman for the WHO department of child and adolescent health and development said: "We have found no evidence to date that homeopathy would bring any benefit.

"Homeopathy does not focus on the treatment and prevention of dehydration - in total contradiction with the scientific basis and our recommendations for the management of diarrhoea."

Medics from the UK and Africa had written to the WHO in June asking the body to discourage the use of homeopathic treatment. They had said: "We are calling on the WHO to condemn the promotion of homeopathy for treating TB, infant diarrhoea, influenza, malaria and HIV.

"Homeopathy does not protect people from, or treat, these diseases.

"Those of us working with the most rural and impoverished people of the world already struggle to deliver the medical help that is needed.

"When homeopathy stands in place of effective treatment, lives are lost."

Dr Robert Hagan, a biomolecular science researcher at the University of St Andrews and a member of Voice of Young Science Network, as saying: "We need governments around the world to recognise the dangers of promoting homeopathy for life-threatening illnesses.

"We hope that by raising awareness of the WHO's position on homeopathy we will be supporting those people who are taking a stand against these potentially disastrous practices."

Dr Nick Beeching, a specialist in infectious diseases at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, said: "Infections such as malaria, HIV and tuberculosis all have a high mortality rate but can usually be controlled or cured by a variety of proven treatments, for which there is ample experience and scientific trial data.

"There is no objective evidence that homeopathy has any effect on these infections, and I think it is irresponsible for a healthcare worker to promote the use of homeopathy in place of proven treatment for any life-threatening illness."

Source: ANI

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Can any one say who is stronger among the following. 1.microbes,bacteria?/viruses etc or 2.THE human being AS LAW STATES -STRONGER ONE WILL RULE...who is stronger. If you think that human beings are stronger, why are you weakening them with medicines- the so called modern medicines. A weaker body will be ruled by the microbes- the microbes invade because of the weakness- the weakness is the actual disease. Cure by making the body more stronger than mere killing the microbes- THIS IS THE CURE AND PREVENTION OF DISEASE. For those who are scientific and researching let me ask you a question? WHAT IS LIFE? A man of 60kg dies, the life is equal [=]to living 60kg man -(minus) the dead 60kg man. THIS difference is life..YOU cannot weigh it. Its immaterial. It can only be felt. ACTUALLY WHERE IS IT? YOU SCIENTIFIC GUYS FIND IT AND SAY TO THE WORLD !!! IF NOT GO TO THE 200 YRS BACK JOURNAL AND BOOKS AND FIND THE ANSWER.....


Homeopathy has time and again practically demonstrated that most of those diseases that are declared incurable or grave can be cured in the true sense by its meticulous application. Unfortunately, non-homeopathic fraternity is adamantly denying the fact since ages. It's true that homeopathy has its own principles which are not easily accepted by non-homeopaths. It is also true that there are many homeopaths who haven't understood it and haven't seen the excellent cures made by this wonderful system of medicines. Number of such homeopaths being in majority it is difficult to proove it's worth.
Now, in certain parts of this globe homeopathy is gaining it's lost glory. Wait for some time (of course, with open intellectual eyes!) and entire world will realise how fool they were to condemn this boon to suffering mankind.

Third world countries have no proper regulatory mechanism on medical treatment of patients. Everyone, including print and media added with power of Internet is responsible for promoting tall but false claims of ridiculous system of therapeutics, i.e., Homeopathy.
The system itself is full of controversial hypothesis. On the one side of arguement, Homeopaths deny the existance of any microbe in causing a disease, and on the other, whenever any pandemic/ epidemic spreads, they come with a ready solution within seconds as if they had the complete information on pathogenesis and treatment of the disease in prevalance in their almanac. They think that the entire scietific community of world devoted to medical research consist of fools.
HIV causing AIDS was a mystery for the entire medical community for more than two decades. Its still not known how this RNA virus came into human contact. As we started to unfold some of the facts pertaining to its manifestations on human immune system and consequent invasion of opportunist infections in fatal propotion in HIV patients; Homeopaths came out with their panacea to cure HIV infected patients. Interestingly, its my personal experience, that they do not possess even the basic knowledge of Human Anatomy and Physiology, lest forget about the pathogensis of the disease and disease syndromes.
These people have to be stopped by all the govenments of the world for their highly inhumane disservice to the mankind. Their arguement that the founder of Homeopathy Hanhemen was a qualified physician doesnt hold water: it was some 200 years ago, and the knowledge of medical sciences at that time was primitive compared to todays waste of knowledge and involvement of medical scientist across the globe. Idea of a person propounded by a person some 200 years ago is counter acting against the cumulative efforts, knowledge, research and wisdom of thousands of medical scientists, and want us to believe in their ridiculous philosophy.
P.S. : I answer them scietific language also. This is just a general comment to stimulate sensitive brains.

its easy to awake a sleeping man.. but not the one pretending. if you want evidence, come to me, i will show you the cases treated. if the system you are believing is that perfect, why then members from your fraternity itself is coming for homeopathic medicines for their household diseases. No science is perfect, it has to be complementary, and not colonial. try to understand facts and study something new, rather than skeptically denying.

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