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Journey to Love Africa — HIV/AIDS and Malaria

Restorus costs a fraction of the usual drug expenseper year, which in some countries in Africa is a dollar a day, or $360 per year. After the first six months, Restorus' cost is under .20 a day. Mercy Institute is founded with the specific intention of providing cost-effective solutions for malnutrition, promoting optimal health supplements, and to the treatment of endemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and various lines of cancer. We at Mercy Institute know that there are a multitude of natural ingredients and materials already known to science that will, solely or in combination, provide cost-effective solutions to many human maladies, as well as help strengthen the human immune systems to fight off viruses. We have identified many of these compounds. We also believe we need to strengthen the arms of farmers throughout Africa to grow crops which bring healing to the individuals and nations. We believe we can best do this by developing strategic relationships with farmers in Africa capable of delivering large yields for the benefit of millions of people.

Mercy Institute's initial emphasis will be to concentrate on the delivery of an effective treatment for HIV/AIDS patients, and to ensure that such treatment will be at a cost which will be affordable to impoverished nations and population groups currently being ravaged by this disease, or which would be affordable to charitable or philanthropic agencies and organizations interested in supporting or subsidizing the delivery of such treatment to needy countries and populations.

While there are many agencies already active or being initiated to address related demographic and economic issues for populations suffering from HIV/AIDS, Mercy Institute intends to concentrate solely on the preparation, manufacture, and delivery of this treatment.

The Journey

We believe that the current approach of relying exclusively on antiretroviral (ARVs) manufactured by pharmaceutical companies is an inadequate response to the pandemics of HIV/AIDS and malaria. The high cost of ARVs renders it impossible for 80-90% of those with the virus to access treatment. It's simply too expensive. The current approach also assumes that the economies of countries which make contributions to HIV/AIDS and malaria projects will be a continuing source of funding for decades ahead. (HIV/AIDS patients will need treatment for the remainder of their lives.) Also, because it is impossible to predict what the U.S. economy will be like a decade from now, how can we be sure that legislators, faced with even greater demands from American citizens for resources domestically, don't cut off funding for African AIDS victims? Are we putting "all our eggs in one basket" relying on ARVs alone? Does the answer to much of the HIV/AIDS crisis lie with the Africans themselves? The answer to these questions lead us on a journey. Allow us to share our journey with you. It began in the country of Tanzania.

First we explored whether Africans themselves were having success with natural compounds as a source of treatment of HIV/AIDS. We found the answer in Tanzania. Medical professionals in Tanzania realized that 75% of the people living in Africa will always turn to herbal remedies. A hospital began using herbal compounds to treat HIV/AIDS patients, and the results were astonishing. (mercyinstitute.org/research)

But would American scientists be able to duplicate the results and then be able to incorporate and improve upon these Tanzanian findings? Using some of the compounds used in Tanzania, our scientists eventually developed a formulization for treating HIV/AIDS. There was no toxicity and the synergy between the compounds in this formulation proved to be very good. At least five compounds with ARV activity are part of the formulation.

The Role of the African and American Farmers

American and African farmers, working together, can meet the challenge of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other deadly diseases by working together to plant crops that will yield annual harvests of botanicals with proven ARV and other beneficial compounds. This plan allows us to look to the day when African farmers can be part of the supply chain that manufactures treatments for HIV/AIDS, malaria, nutritional supplements, and even many kinds of cancers to serve the millions of people in Africa suffering with a variety of diseases. We believe we can strengthen agriculture in countries at risk and this will result in long term solutions. Eventually, manufacturing facilities can be established in each country so those who need it can not only get the correct treatment, but also treatment at the correct dosage.

American farmers can help Love Africa™ because they have the knowledge and technology to help identify harvesting sites, to determine the time of the year for harvesting, as well as to determine the proper selection and botanical identification of raw materials for the purpose of establishing herbal medicinal gardens and nurseries to promote conservation of medicinal plants. Once harvested, they can also lend their knowledge to help protect products from contaminants during transport and storage, in addition to providing the use of tools for mechanical processing. They can also provide expertise in assuring content care under the proper storage conditions, product shelf-life, as well as create an inventory system. Protocols for testing will be determined by American scientists for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and, ultimately, several forms of cancer.

Progress and Planning

At this time, Mercy Institute has used the services of formulators and chemists who are knowledgeable in the efficacy of the ingredients planned for inclusion in the proposed treatment. Mercy has completed internal studies of the effectiveness of these ingredients to provide ARV benefits and disease relief. The result of these investigations and research is the initial manufacture of a single-product treatment — Restorus™.

Mercy Institute is now preparing to conduct a series of clinically-supervised and scientifically-rigorous trials of the proposed treatment to validate and demonstrate the treatment's effectiveness with HIV/AIDS patients. These tests will be carried out in African countries and in the United States. Mercy Institute seeks funding to begin tests in Africa and the U.S. We have been told that resources are available through PEPFAR funds. Advocates are needed, however. Farmers in America may be our greatest ambassadors.

Our philosophy is to help Africa become self-reliant and to discover what the Creator has already given them. Only when the appropriate "compounds" are not available in Africa will we need to import these from other nations. An example of this self-sufficiency is Uganda who set aside 2,000 acres and hired 4,000 farmers to grow artemisinin which can be effectively used for treating malaria. After the first year's harvest their goal is to have enough artemisinin to treat everyone in their country with some left over to help another country. (Dr. Jim Simon, Rutgers University)

As part of this planned exercise, the opportunity will also be taken to incorporate combinations of ingredients — all of which are known to contribute health benefits — and a variety of potencies and dosages, with the goal of determining the optimum single-product solution for treatment, while maintaining the Mercy Institute goals of natural composition and low delivery cost.

Infants With the Infection

Our HIV/AIDS treatment will be effective for children and adults. Approximately one-quarter to one-third of all untreated pregnant women infected with HIV will pass the infection to their babies. HIV also can be spread to babies through the breast milk of mothers infected with the virus. The challenge is to provide infant formula for hospitals and orphanages, as well as clean water. According to reports in Kenya, 97% of children who were likely born with the infection survived when they were taken off the mother's breast milk and provided infant formula (source/Ray Boltz).

Long Range Solutions

Mercy Institute's initial emphasis will be to concentrate on the delivery of an effective treatment for HIV/AIDS patients, and to ensure that such treatment will be at a cost which will be affordable to impoverished nations and population groups currently being ravaged by this disease, or which would be affordable to charitable or philanthropic agencies and organizations interested in supporting or subsidizing the delivery of such treatment to needy countries and populations.

While there are many agencies already active or being initiated to address related demographic and economic issues for populations suffering from HIV/AIDS, Mercy Institute intends to concentrate solely on the preparation, manufacture, and delivery of Restorus™.

Malaria and Malnutrition

We at Mercy Institute believe that along with HIV/AIDS, malaria and malnutrition also need to be addressed when attempting to lower the mortality rate in Africa . We believe Restorus™ is the solution to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, as well as worldwide, as it will help restore the health of those with HIV/AIDS at a fraction of the cost of the current ARVs.

A very positive by-product of our research for an HIV/AIDS treatment is that Mercy Institute has identified an all-natural formulation that includes artemisinin for the treatment of malaria. Although it has not yet been formulated, we have every expectation that it will be a safe, effective, all-natural and low-cost solution to malaria that fits within Mercy Institute's mission, once sufficient funding is secured and the product is further developed and tested.

We also view it as extremely important that compromised immune systems are restored. A few years ago, Professor Simon from Rutgers University introduced us to the herb "moringa oleifera." It is currently found in 20-25 countries in Africa. It's the perfect treatment to keep children healthy and, taken daily at school lunch programs, can go a long way to accomplishing this objective. It only needs to be encapsulated so children have the right dosage. (See treesforlife.org and moringanews.org for more information.)

Mercy Institute believes that once Restorus™ is in the hands of those who need it the most, and once we are able to develop our formulations for malaria and malnutrition, these three products can be distributed as a "kit" that was have an fundamental impact on the lives of millions in Africa and the world.

His Blessing and Call to Action

Today we live in a world of uncertainties. The continent of Africa is faced with what seem to be insurmountable difficulties. People of faith are not intimidated over the plagues facing the nations of the world. Through the eyes of faith we see the possibilities of what God can do when we come to the end of our own strategies. God commands His blessing when we dwell together in unity (Psalm 133:1-3). The great difficulties nations are facing today with HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other deadly disease demand a response from our nation that is so richly blessed. If as people of faith, service clubs, those who set priorities in expenditures of government resources, move together in unity, God can and will "command His blessing." The result will be both that the giver and one in need are blessed.

As Americans, we have been truly blessed. We have a wonderful heritage and a solemn responsibility to use what we have been given to help others in need. Our "Founders" drew heavily from European philosophers and theologians to shape the foundations of America. How would America relate to other nations? No philosopher was more influential than Emmerich de Vattel. Vattel demonstrated that the Christian way of "loving your neighbor as you love yourself" needed to apply to nations as well as individuals. Vattel maintained that nations should organize its citizens into societies with the purpose of developing "agape love" between them. Vattel said that true happiness comes from the love of a virtue that is inspired by piety (the love of God and one's country). Piety and religion are keys to a healthy nation. Another philosopher widely read was Hugo Grotius. His conviction was that the "Golden Rule" must apply between nations. These principles were rooted in our American culture. How do these foundational truths apply to our response to the pandemic of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in Africa and other parts of the world? What needs to change in our response to these dreadful diseases? — we believe we must Love Africa™ and we must help Africa control its own destiny by helping them find and develop, natural, alternative and / or complementary strategies and solutions to existing pharmaceutical treatments for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other maladies.

We invite you to join us on this Journey to Love Africa™.

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