Malaria Prevention in Africa – Harry van der Zee

Keywords: Malaria, Infectious disease, Prophylaxis, Genus Epidemicus, Africa, World Health, Organization, Peter Chappell, Source Medicine, PC240m, Evolution, Resonance, Shamanic Journey, War Trauma, Collective Coherence, Helplessness, Malaria Prevention Project.

When in this article I use the term ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ I am referring to all the wonderful people that make ‘our’ work in Africa possible, starting with Peter Chappell who initiated it all, the volunteers of ARHF (Amma Resonance Healing Foundation)1 and the many partners, colleagues and friends in Africa that joined us in our goal to treat and prevent disease and relieve trauma in Africa. Without them and without our sponsors this work could not be done and this article could not have been written.

Introduction

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Five species of Plasmodium can infect and be spread by humans. Most deaths are caused by P. falciparum because P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae generally cause a milder form of malaria. The species P. knowlesi rarely causes disease in humans.

Approximately 80% of all malaria cases and 86% of all malaria deaths occur in the African Region. High-risk groups include children, pregnant women, people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as non-immune migrants, mobile populations and travellers.

Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache and vomiting. They usually appear between 10 to 15 days after the mosquito bite. If left untreated, malaria can quickly become life-threatening by disrupting the blood supply to vital organs such as the liver and kidneys.

Malaria can cause the accumulation of fluid in the lungs and can cause the spleen to rupture. Severe forms of malaria can also cause life-threatening low blood sugar. Cerebral malaria is a severe complication that causes swelling of the brain and can result in coma or death.

Pregnant women are at the highest risk of malaria complications. Malaria can cause spontaneous abortion, premature delivery, stillbirth and severe maternal anaemia. It is also responsible for about one third of preventable low birth weight babies.

The primary interventions for malaria control in high-risk populations include the use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual sprays (IRS).

The vast majority of malaria deaths occur in children under five years of age. Today in Africa, despite all efforts by WHO, NGOs and governments, every minute a child dies from malaria.

As people living with HIV/AIDS have a higher risk of recurrent malaria episodes and severe malaria, as also a higher incidence of TB, we find the following combination in sub-Saharan Africa: poverty–malaria–HIV–TB. Add war, political instability, corruption, malnutrition and under-education and the problem seems unsolvable.

In 2010 Africa had 110-245 million clinical cases of malaria of which 596.000 ended fatally.

Worldwide, in 2013, malaria led to 584.000 deaths of which 78 per cent were children under five years of age. This translates into a daily toll of more than 1.200 children under age 5—a total of over 456.000 children a year. Most of these deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.

One out of six African children die of malaria and in schools 10-30% of children can be absent from school every day due to malaria.


[1] Amma Resonance Healing Foundation is a non-profit organisation registered in the Netherlands – www.arhf.nl[email protected].


Homeopathy and malaria

Regarding malaria homeopathy seemed to start on the right foot, as it was Hahnemann’s observation on Cinchona bark that led him to the discovery of the rule of similars. If we look though, at what homeopathy has meant to the largest epidemic disease on the planet, the outcome is rather disappointing. There is sufficient evidence of homeopathy’s effectiveness in treating malaria, but I’m not aware of any major attempt to significantly reduce the impact of malaria on humanity as a whole, not even in India, which has more homeopaths than all other countries together, and where malaria is endemic in large areas. It is even more remarkable as a historical review shows that homeopathy’s greatest asset appears to be in the treatment of epidemic diseases. There are impressive examples of such broad applications of homeopathy in the 19th and 20th centuries.

In giving an historical overview of the use of homeopathy in epidemic diseases Bedayn writes that the curative results of homeopathy “… were so positive during the epidemics in the ensuing decades that they not only cured the majority of those affected where nothing else had worked, but they also drew international acclaim towards homeopathy, the new, the rational, medicine. There is something intrinsically powerful about the success of homeopathy in curing large populations that is undeniably attractive to anyone gifted with the power of observation, and it was through these early cures with epidemics that Hahnemann was able to quickly and widely spread the word: Homeopathy.”

In 1994 in an interview André Saine stated: “Homeopathy had become very popular in North America during its early years due to its amazing successes obtained by the ‘old guard’ during the epidemics – epidemics of diphtheria, scarlet fever, cholera, malaria, yellow fever.”

If we look at homeopathy today, the use of the homeopathic approach for epidemic diseases is marginal. In part, this is because epidemic diseases like those mentioned above hardly play a role anymore in the West. Homeopaths that went to developing countries to help those for whom often no medical care is available at all were strongly confronted with epidemic diseases. They once again started to treat epidemic diseases and experienced how successful homeopathy still is for these conditions.

In 1996 van Erp and Brands published a pilot study performed in Ghana, Africa. In a randomised double blind trial with limited numbers of subjects, homeopathic treatment was compared to treatment by Chloroquine. The group using homoeopathic medicines experienced an 83.3% improvement, while the group using Chloroquine experienced a 72% improvement within the same time period.

A Genus Epidemicus remedy for malaria

My personal experience with malaria started in 2004 when I visited Malawi. I was there together with Corrie Hiwat to do a retrospective epidemiological study of Peter Chappell’s treatment of AIDS with PC1 – a remedy based on the genus epidemicus of HIV/AIDS. The results with PC1 were very convincing then and still are. I’ve been to Africa a dozen times now and have treated AIDS in some ten countries, and can remember only one case that didn’t seem to respond. As Peter had found a new way of making a genus epidemicus remedy , he soon made more for other diseases, like malaria.2 Although at that time our focus was not on malaria we did make some interesting observations already, which have been confirmed by more extensive experience later:

1. Treatment prevents: Patients that have chronic or regular malaria have no more attacks when they are treated with PC240m for malaria during an acute episode.
2. Treatment of underlying causes prevents: HIV-positive patients that had malaria regularly, stopped having malaria once they were treated with PC1 for HIV/AIDS. I’ve also observed several cases in which there is a relationship between malaria and gonorrhoea. In areas where malaria is endemic the immune system of healthy people is strong enough to prevent them from getting malaria. Gonorrhoea, and probably also the treatment/suppression of it with antibiotics, possibly weakens the immune system, and several cases have been observed where people reported that they never had malaria until they got infected with gonorrhoea. If the patients are seen in between malaria attacks then treating them for gonorrhoea or the history of it with PC180g alone is often enough to prevent further malaria attacks. I’ve seen similar results in patients with chronic hepatitis – treating the hepatitis alone is often enough to stop malaria. In principle, any chronic infection or severe form of trauma undermines immunity and makes a person more vulnerable to malaria. In practice this means that malaria can also be prevented if an underlying condition that undermines immunity is treated.


[2] PC Remedies are made without the use of any substance but imprinted into water directly by contacting what Peter calls Source. After establishing the genus epidemicus of a disease, a request is made to Source to prepare a simillimum for that disease totality. Stock bottles of these PC Remedies are with several pharmacies. See the book ‘Homeopathy for Diseases’ and www.vitalremedies.com for more details.


Treating causes (or miasms) has become more and more our focus in dealing with diseases in Africa, and my estimate is that about 80% of the conditions people suffer from in Africa can be treated by identifying and treating the cause(s). This means that individualizing a case is not needed in the majority of cases. It would be great if the manpower and skills were available in Africa to individualize each and every case, but even then starting with remedies that address the underlying cause(s) is best practice.

Why homeopathy for malaria treatment and prevention?

Therapy resistance is an increasing problem, making conventional medicine inactive and alternative approaches dearly needed. For the major epidemics in Africa – malaria, TB and HIV – this is a serious problem. The reality is that in the short-term antibiotics and ARVs save lives but that in the long term they may induce more dangerous strains of the infective agent and patients may become therapy resistant. Dual infections, as with HIV and TB, only increase this problem. WHO is aware of this problem and was, some ten years ago, on the brink of publishing a positive recommendation about the use of homeopathy for epidemic diseases, but counter forces assembled and the report was never published.

Homeopathy for malaria has the following general advantages:
• No side-effects
• Safe for pregnant women, babies and elderly people
• Inexpensive
• Production, storage and distribution is simple
• No therapy resistance – no suppression, so no creation of more dangerous strains
• The genus epidemicus principle (as if one person – prescribing for the disease) applies
• Only a short training course is required for a medically trained person to be taught how to treat and prevent malaria with homeopathy

Why PC Remedies?

My choice for PC Remedies in discussing treatment and prevention of malaria is based on more than ten years experience in Africa. Of course epidemic diseases can be treated and prevented with remedies from our conventional materia medica and, most if not all of what I’m sharing with you in this article could also be accomplished using substance-based remedies by a properly educated, skilled and experienced homeopath. Even then, having PC240m in a kit is recommended. For instance, a homeopath active in Africa had good results with homeopathy for acute and chronic malaria. Those cases that did not respond to the selected remedies she gave PC240m to which they all responded.

PC240m for malaria has the following particular advantages on top of the general advantages summed up above:
• One remedy for one disease instead of a number of remedies
• No safety issues like with nosodes
• Highly effective
• Same remedy for treatment, chronic effects and prevention
• Low skill: treatment and prevention can be taught to any person in one hour

It is important to realise that it is not a matter of principle that a genus epidemicus should consist of several remedies from which a skilled person needs to choose. It is a purely practical matter in that usually it is difficult to find one single remedy that covers the disease totality. And therefore a group of remedies is selected that together covers the genus epidemicus. By receiving PC240m for malaria directly from Source, case-taking, treatment and prevention become very straightforward, easy and also more effective.

Another reason why I feel that these Source Remedies should be seriously considered is their very origin. We use the term Source as other names would create all sorts of discussions in a world divided along religious lines. As humans our ability to truly perceive the genus epidemicus of malaria, including its role and purpose in the evolution of mankind, is limited. To significantly reduce malaria or even remove malaria from the face of the earth, its deeper meaning needs to be addressed, as without that we would only be suppressing the disease. In my understanding and to my experience the Source of PC Remedies has included the role and purpose of malaria in PC240m, and that is why it is so extremely reliable in treatment and prevention.

Should PC Remedies be considered homeopathy? I get that question at times and the answer depends on what is being understood under the term homeopathy. From a spiritual point of view the answer is very simple. The basic principle of homeopathy is the Law of Similars. To cure we use a simillimum. How that simillimum is made is a technical matter and not a matter of principle. If we define homeopathy as the application of the Law of Similars then PC Remedies are simply a new advance within homeopathy. If substance is used to make a remedy, a process of potentisation is required to free the healing energy from the mineral, plant or animal source. And next a proving is needed to get an image of the healing potential of the remedy. The Source of PC Remedies lies beyond the material realm and can provide the healing essence for an epidemic disease directly by imprinting it into water. So, the process of potentisation is not needed, and as the remedy is made based on the genus epidemicus of the disease also a proving is not needed. Chetna Shukla did a few provings in the past to see whether the remedy pictures of PC Remedies would indeed fit the targeted diagnoses, and her conclusion was they do. To answer the question in a different way: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. From my experience in treating and preventing epidemic diseases, I think it’s even the best duck around!

Role and purpose of malaria

From research we know that malaria accompanies humanity from as far as we can look back and it is estimated that in the total history of mankind 50% of all humans that ever lived died from malaria. At present 50% of the world population lives in areas where malaria is endemic.

Considering the magnitude of the impact of malaria it is not only interesting that Hahnemann started the homeopathic adventure with China, but possibly also very meaningful. From the figures above we may conclude that the malaria miasm is probably (one of) the most basic miasm(s) guiding the development of mankind.

The core remedy belonging to the malaria miasm is China officinalis. Typical of the remedy is a combination of a mind full of plans and ideas contrasted by feeling unfortunate:
• Abundant ideas at night
• Reflects upon execution of many plans
• Delusion he is hindered at work
• Delusion he is unfortunate

The fact that the ideas enter the mind at night while during the day he feels hindered at work means that the manifestation of plans does not occur. They remain ideas in the dark that do not see their realization in daylight.

Because we are dealing with a serious epidemic disease that is killing millions of people we decided to further try understand the intelligence of malaria. We found a way to do this by using shamanic journeys conducted by Eileen Nauman, a skilled shaman homeopath. From her journeys to malaria and other infectious diseases and through our own analysis, we’ve come to understand them. They offer us instruction and education. Epidemic diseases are trying to inform and wake up the human race and to make it more conscious, to make us aware that we are consciousness itself. So the diseases are working on evolving our conscious mind.

In treating or preventing malaria, which most people in Africa tend to get at least once or twice a year, the homeopathic approach must generate the intelligent shifts in human consciousness that malaria has to bring, in a permanent way, so that there is no further need to have the disease. Then its purpose has been fully accomplished if the cure is to remain.

Malaria induces a sort of helplessness; a way of thinking that whatever you do you cannot succeed. That undermining aspect is the homeopathically understood psychology of malaria.

A part of the teaching of malaria is that success is possible. And if the homeopathic approach to malaria is to work profoundly and properly and to replace the disease, it has then to bring out in the people the feeling that they can succeed. This is why malaria is so critical to Africa. Its role and purpose is to awaken individual abilities. African tribal culture frustrates individual initiative. Malaria, seen as an intelligent evolutionary force, has already taken thousands of years to bring about this change, involving a lot of suffering. Any truly effective treatment and prevention has to bring out the success that is inherent in every African. If malaria were effectively treated and prevented across Africa, and this is incredibly easy to do technically with PC240m, Africa would more than happily look after itself and become a thriving part of the world community.

Including the conscious intelligence of a specific epidemic disease in the appropriate PC Remedy is luckily not dependent on our limited understanding of it, but is provided by the same intelligent Source that at our request creates the resonance.

Therapy resistance

Therapy resistance for malaria is huge and if indeed epidemic diseases carry messages for the human race we can see why the parasite is so persistent in bringing its message home. Until recently only one drug was still free from therapy resistance, artemisinin, but also this safe haven is becoming less reliable: “ … the spread of a resistant parasite … will have devastating consequences for malaria control ….” We can only hope and pray that WHO will seriously consider and test alternative approaches. Homeopathy seems to be the most promising.

Malaria and trauma

Trauma lowers immunity so it is obvious that a traumatised person is more likely to attract malaria. Personally I have observed several times that a person went down with malaria shortly after a frustrating experience. A typical example is the westerner who gets frustrated by all the different hindrances encountered in trying to achieve a project. All clearly in line with the picture of China and what we have learned about malaria.

Malaria is also a major cause of trauma. Every minute of every day there are parents losing a child. For many Africans a day unable to work means a day of no food for the family. Malaria maintains poverty, which is a form of trauma by itself. Besides birth trauma, cerebral malaria is the main cause of epilepsy in Africa and on average you find one epileptic child in every classroom. Medication is often not available, too expensive or badly monitored. As a result these children injure themselves regularly, and serious burns caused by falling in the fire during a seizure is not uncommon. Through repeated seizures they also slowly lose their mental capacities and the opportunity to be a well-functioning member of their community.

Because of the impact of trauma we have included the PC Remedy for the trauma of war and genocide in the malaria prevention protocols used in war-torn areas, like Kivu province in DR Congo. First we treat for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and then we start malaria prevention (see appendix 1).

Malaria Prevention: proven to be effective

The first time I tested malaria prevention with PC240m out was in DR Congo (2009). At the Land of Hope School in Kiliba (South Kivu) 600 children, of which the majority had lost their parents due to the war or AIDS, were first treated for current conditions: mainly war trauma, orphan trauma, chronic malaria and HIV/AIDS. Following that, all children were given regular doses of PC Malaria. Within a few months the school reported there were no cases of malaria any more at the school. In Uvira, just south of Kiliba, PC Malaria was dispensed in the community by a church dispensary. A few months later the local Red Cross Hospital complained that they were seeing 95% less malaria cases and had difficulty paying their nurses, as malaria was their main source of income.

In Mzuzu (Malawi 2012) a nursery that took care of 300 children lost five children each year because of malaria. The year that they started giving PC Malaria to all children they did not lose a single child. Based on the reported results one of our volunteers, Ruthe Schoder-Ehri (nurse and homeopath from the US) started our AFRICA MALARIA PREVENTION PROJECT (AMPP) in Malawi in 2013. ARHF appointed Joseph Msumba to manage the project. In the malaria season of 2013/2014 the AMPP team of volunteers reached more than 6.000 children and adults, and in the season of 2014/2015, when Kathleen Taylor from Canada assisted Joseph’s team, more than 27.000. Schools report reduced absenteeism while the director of the local hospital in Chintheche reported reduced hospitalisation and reduced deaths from malaria.

In 2014/2015 5.000 Kenyan school children received PC Malaria as prevention. The results are beyond anything we dreamed to be possible. In all participating schools absenteeism went down by 70-80%. Where normally four or five children would be absent in each class because of illness, this was reduced to none or one. One school decided to check whether the small number that still was reported sick had malaria. What they found out was that these children had typhoid or another sickness, but not malaria. We know that treating malaria with PC240m is effective in 90-100% of the cases. To establish that prevention with PC240m is similarly effective is very good news. It indicates that AMPP can also significantly reduce the death rate due to malaria and improve the quality of life of all Africans and help Africa prosper.

A Community Health Worker formed a team of volunteers and made PC240m available to all 20.000 people living in and around Chemelil (Kenya). Chemelil used to have about three funerals per week because of malaria. A local clinic confirmed that for more than six months, nobody has died from malaria in Chemelil!

To create the kind of impact necessary to bring about real and lasting change many more people will need to receive treatment and prevention for malaria. In my experience the PC Resonances are ideal for that as their efficacy for epidemic diseases like AIDS and malaria is, I believe, unparalleled.

Creating Collective Coherence

To free Africa from its malaria shackles it may not be needed to give PC Malaria as prophylaxis to each and every individual. As malaria is mainly a disease of the collective it could be enough to reach a certain percentage of that collective that signifies a tipping point or critical mass.

There is a growing body of evidence that individual human consciousness is connected to collective human consciousness and that the two do not only influence each other but affect life on this planet in many other ways.

Many diseases and conditions may be expressed in an individual but are actually manifestations of a collective derangement of the state of health.

In homeopathy we are used to treating with an individualized approach, one person at a time. With epidemics and collective trauma my experience is that a collective approach, with one genus epidemicus remedy for all suffering from the same condition, is effective. Ideally everyone suffering from the condition would receive that treatment. Although at an individual level that may be desirable or even needed, the question is, whether for the fulfilment of the role and purpose of the collective condition treating all parts that make up the sum is required, or whether the interconnectedness of human consciousness would cause the collective derangement to change much earlier.

My hypothesis is that when we cure and prevent (and not suppress or contain) a disease like malaria, the purpose of the disease, which is to wake the human race up to some aspect of its own consciousness, is fulfilled. I postulate that to do this only a relatively low percentage of the population is required. Once limited numbers of people have experienced the conscious shift that results from curing or preventing malaria, it is available to the whole of humanity, because consciousness is universal and available instantly to everybody. The numbers required for this collective shift to occur may be lower than one would expect. This is similar to what is known as the ‘hundredth monkey effect’.3 Disease is chaos and health is harmony. In many fields of science it has been shown that a chaotic system can be brought to harmony as soon as only a small part of it becomes coherent. Once that critical mass has been reached the whole system transforms rapidly.

In studies about the effect of group meditation on society we find possible support for this hypothesis and possible indicators as to the numbers needed to reach a tipping point.

By tapping into pure consciousness — the Unified Field in the language of modern physics — it has been demonstrated that meditation of a group of people can reduce societal stress and tensions, causing associated reductions in crime and social violence, and an upsurge of peace and positivity throughout the population. “This phenomenon of increased coherence and peace throughout society was first reported in research published in 1976, which found that when 1% of a community practiced the Transcendental Meditation programme, the crime rate dropped by an average of 16%. This phenomenon was named the “Maharishi Effect” in honour of Maharishi, who first predicted it in 1960.”

The use of advanced meditation programmes (TM-Sidhi programme) showed that even the square root of 1% of a community would be sufficient to create measurable changes in social trends.


[3] The story of the hundredth monkey effect was published in the foreword to Lawrence Blair’s Rhythms of Vision in 1975. The claim spread with the appearance of Lifetide, a 1979 book by Lyall Watson. Rupert Sheldrake has cited that a phenomenon like the hundredth monkey effect would be an evidence of Morphic fields bringing about non-local effects in consciousness and learning.


This phenomenon has been repeatedly proven in several studies. It is fascinating and opens huge possibilities, also for homeopathy.

In homeopathic provings it has regularly been reported that people not participating in the proving nevertheless showed proving symptoms. This suggests that the effect of a homeopathic substance taken by a group has effects beyond the members of the group. There is no research that shows how far those effects reach. Does it involve just a few others and is it almost to be neglected, or would it come near the effects of meditation? Would this explain the synchronicities observed in the world during several provings? If the effect would come anywhere near the percentages that came up in the TM-studies the implications can be huge.

The implications for the treatment and prevention of malaria would be enormous.

For instance, Malawi has a population of about 17.500.000 (2015). To reach 1% of the population of Malawi with our Africa Malaria Prevention Project (AMPP) we would need to reach 175.000 people. Ruthe and Joseph made a significant step in this direction by including over 26.000 people in the malaria season of 2014/2015.

Kenya has a population of 47.000.000 people (2015), so according to the 1% rule 470.000 people would have to participate in AMPP. Our main activities are in Nyanza province with an estimated population of 6.000.000. With the aim of including 50.000 people in Nyanza in AMPP by 2016 our Amma4Africa team there is well on its way to reach 1% of the population of Nyanza.

If the square root of 1% rule would apply the aim to reach all of Africa could even be reached much earlier. Then 500 people would be sufficient for Malawi, 700 for Kenya and 33.000 for all of sub-Saharan Africa.

It is likely that there will be a tipping point for malaria prevention that, once reached, makes it available to all of sub-Saharan Africa, but it is not very likely that the square-root-of-1% rule or even the 1% rule will apply. These rules are based on creating coherence through a group of people that meditate at the same time, and often even the same place. This kind of circumstance is not created with AMPP. Making AMPP available at schools at the beginning of the day does create a similar situation though.

The first time that this simultaneous prevention was done in a large group was in the aforementioned group of 600 children in DR Congo in 2009. The prophylaxis was intended for the children only and a collective effect was at the time not something I considered. But when I heard that the number of cases of malaria dropped dramatically in the whole region I started to consider the possibility that treating 600 children simultaneously during a year could change the incidence of malaria in a much larger population – perhaps 60.000 (1% of which would be 600) or 36 million (of which the square root of 1% would be 600).

In Malawi and Kenya the use of PC Malaria increased significantly since 2012. WHO World Malaria statistics show that the number of malaria-attributed deaths in all of Africa increased in 2013 in comparison to 2012 by 12%. In the same period in Kenya the number of malaria-attributed deaths dropped by 54% and in Malawi by 32%. Neighbouring countries like Mozambique (+4%) and Tanzania (+9%) were more in line with the general trend.

If using PC RESONANCES would address the epidemic at a deeper collective level it may then be expected that all other activities undertaken to control malaria (mosquito nets, spraying, etcetera) would suddenly become a lot more effective too. In individual cases we’ve observed that suppression of a disease can be very effective provided it’s real cause has been taken care of, and we see no reasons why that wouldn’t apply to a collective disease. Suppression then can be a quick way of getting a result that would come naturally anyway.

Fig. 1: Malaria lifts off the Lake – Ruthe Schoder-Ehri spring 2014

Clearly, what I’m suggesting here is still highly speculative. None of it can be taken as a fact and I’m totally happy to be called a dreamer.

“You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. I hope some day you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” – John Lennon

Impossible? ‘Impossible’ is a word that has been used a lot in the history of mankind, and as history shows, the impossible has often turned into its opposite – possible, reality.

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

We are building and offering that foundation with AMPP. If only those we give it to are helped that is already a wonderful achievement as it saves hundreds of lives and creates a better future for thousands. If we reach more through resonance with the collective, this would be a support by nature that would increase our joy and be something to be very grateful for.

Ruthe Schoder-Ehri spent five months in rural lakeside Malawi when she initiated AMPP. During her stay she expressed a vision, which she allowed me to share with you (Fig. 1). She saw malaria lifting from Lake Malawi, a deep clear 570 km long body of water bordering Malawi on the east side.

Rolling out Africa Malaria Prevention Project (AMPP) all over Africa

ARHF is working hard at expanding AMPP and gathering all data on above-mentioned projects from schools and hospitals and to publish the results. In the meantime we have informed all reliable partner organizations in Africa about AMPP and have invited them to write proposals on how to implement AMPP in their region.

So far we have received 40 proposals and we are now working at improving and completing them while some partners have already started to implement the AMPP protocol. Once we conclude that a proposal is sound, has realistic goals and accountability is secured, we will support it as much as we can.

Based on the proposals received some 250-500.000 people could benefit from AMPP in the coming year. As a result that could save the lives of 1-2.000 children.

To be able to use the momentum and properly support all projects we urgently need money. With the budget below we can train and supply all partners and collect and analyse all data we ask them to provide and visit the projects before they start to make sure everything is in place, and also after they have finished, for evaluation. The data we intend to collect are crucial, as they are needed to inform Ministries of Health, local authorities and other aid organisations. With convincing data we hope they will adopt AMPP so we can continue to fund the already running projects and further expand and ultimately reach the whole population in a district, province and country.

Our protocol is so cost-effective that we can make malaria prevention available for 10-20 cents per person per year. With a budget of $100.000 per year we can reach 500.000 children and adults, collect data and monitor projects. We urgently need sponsors to make this possible.

In cooperation with local partners we have started AMPP now in DR Congo, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania and by the end of 2015 expect to reach 100.000 children and adults. In 2015 we at least intend to double that amount and with sufficient support will reach 500.000.

In conclusion

Thinking about what to write in conclusion of this article a phrase comes to mind that Ruthe expressed by the end of her five months stay in Malawi to implement the first year of AMPP there. Despite having worked extremely hard under difficult circumstances, she said: “This is the most rewarding thing I have done in my whole career of being a nurse and homeopath. I am so grateful for ARHF and Amma4Africa. AMPP is my path of service.”

More information, newsletters and videos are available at www.arhf.nl where you can also subscribe to the newsletter. The book ‘Homeopathy for Diseases – Vital Remedies for Epidemics, Trauma and Chronic Diseases’ by Peter Chappell and myself can be ordered at www.homeolinks.nl or amazon.com.

Anyone wishing to make malaria prevention available is free to use the attached protocol or ask for one adjusted to the area where you wish to use it. Contact ARHF at [email protected] For a list of available PC Remedies and pharmacies providing them, see www.vitalremedies.com.

Contact
Harry van der Zee, MD
[email protected] or [email protected]


APPENDIX 1
Africa Malaria Prevention Project (AMPP) Protocol for DR Congo
PC240m is an immune booster that increases the body’s immunity against malaria and has proven to be very effective in treatment and prevention of malaria. The importance of malaria prevention is evident: every 30 seconds, a child dies of malaria, while 10-30% of children are absent at school due to malaria. AMPP makes it possible for local African organisations to stop malaria, save many lives and significantly reduce absenteeism from schools.

How can you do this?
• Inform school directors, teachers and community leaders about AMPP
• Make malaria prevention available to schools, nurseries, orphanages and communities
• Select and train community health workers and volunteers to reach the entire community
• The protocol for malaria prevention you find below
• Collect data to measure the impact of your project: absenteeism rates in schools, changes in school performance, number of children hospitalised for or dying from malaria etc

War trauma

In DR Congo many people have been traumatised by the war. Because trauma also reduces immunity against diseases, the AMPP Protocol starts with a remedy to reduce war trauma.
Schedule

The schedule follows the trimesters of schools. Also adults can and should follow the same protocol. It is therefore recommended to start the protocol at the beginning of a trimester. AMPP involves a cycle of twelve weeks that should be repeated three times per year.
• Week 1: once daily one dose of PC304x for war trauma – 5 doses on Monday to Friday
• Week 2: once daily one dose of PC240m for malaria – 5 doses on Monday to Friday
• Week 3: once daily one dose of PC240m for malaria – 5 doses on Monday to Friday
• Week 4-12: once weekly one dose of PC240m for malaria – 1 dose on Monday

With each trimester start the same cycle.

Preparing for AMPP

If you include all schools, nurseries and orphanages and mobilise volunteers and community health workers you can reach the entire population in your region. Those that will dispense the remedy to children and households will need to be trained so they know exactly how to prepare a dispenser bottle and how to give a dose to a person. They also need to know how often the remedy should be repeated. You can dramatically reduce the incidence and impact of malaria if you follow this protocol and repeat it every year.

Data collection

Ask all participating schools to provide data on absenteeism and mean school performance of the last trimester before AMPP was introduced, and after that from each trimester they use AMPP. Two special forms are attached (also available in excel – contact [email protected]).

Project leader

You need a project leader who stays in touch with all facilitators, answers their questions, stocks them with new master bottles, keeps track of their activities and collects data.

How to prevent malaria in groups of children (& adults) using PC240m

Every school, orphanage, nursery or community health worker needs to be given a PC Malaria Master Bottle, while every class, group, community or household needs PC Malaria Dispenser Bottles so each person can receive a dose according to the schedule above. This needs proper planning by the project leader and all facilitators and volunteers. The better the schedule is followed that ensures that each individual gets a regular dose, the better the results will be.

Preparation of a PC Malaria Master Bottle
• Fill a dropper bottle with clean mineral water and at least 20% ethanol [Use a local strong liquor (40%), either pure or mixed with 50% still mineral water (mix then has 20% ethanol)]
• Add 1 granule of PC240m
• Close the bottle and let it stand for 15 minutes
• Put a label with PC240m written on it on the bottle
• Bang the bottle 5 times on a wooden surface and it is ready to be used
Preparation of a PC Malaria Dispenser Bottle for a group
• Take a 500 ml plastic bottle of still mineral water (or fill a clean bottle with clean water that has been boiled and then cooled down)
• Bang the PC Malaria Master Bottle 5 times on a wooden surface and put 5 drops into the Dispenser Bottle for the group
• Put a label with PC240m written on it on the Dispenser Bottle
• Then bang the bottle 5 times and that’s then prepared for use
How to give a dose of a PC malaria to the group
• 515: bang the group bottle 5 times on wooden surface, fill 1 teaspoon, pour in the mouth of the child and tell it to count to 5 and then swallow. Either have a clean spoon for every child or make sure the spoon does not touch the mouth.
• 555: By puncturing the lid with a hot needle, the bottle can be used as dropper bottle. Bang the bottle 5 times and then give each person 5 drops.
Important
• Prepare a fresh PC Malaria Dispenser Bottle if the water is no longer clear
• If a master bottle is empty only prepare the same remedy in it as above
• Keep all bottles in a cool place out of extreme heat and direct sunlight
• If a person has acute malaria, prepare a bottle for that person, and let it take a teaspoon every 30 minutes until well. Before each dose bang the bottle 5 times
Contact

If you have any questions, you can contact the ARHF office at any time: [email protected]