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Monday, 20 January 2014 13:11(JollofNews) – President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has yet again claimed to have found a cure for one of the world’s killer diseases such as liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, pile and sickle cell.
He said these diseases can be cure by drinking some green herbs and a concoction of murky looking liquid.
Mr Jammeh made the announcement on Friday at his birthplace, Kanilai, some 119 Kilomtres from the Gambian capital, Banjul, where he was celebrating the 7th anniversary of his so-called ‘HIV/Aids cure breakthrough’.
In 2007, President Jammeh told local journalists and foreign dignitaries that he has found cure for HIV/Aids, hypertension, asthma and tuberculosis. He also claimed to have found a cure for barrenness and can make infertile women have children within months.
According to Mr Jammeh his healing powers were given to him in a dream by his ancestors. While undergoing the treatment, the president’s patients have to renounce alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee, theft and sex.
The patients are also advised to stop taking medications made in the West such as anti-retroviral medication for the herbal treatment to take full effect.
Announcing the discovery of his latest cure, Mr Jammeh, 48, said: "I have said it before that at any anniversary of the ‘Breakthrough’, there would be new addition to the treatment, and today, I would like to announce that I have discovered cure for diseases like, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and pile, amongst others. I can say this today with confidence and I stand to be challenged. We can effectively treat some of these diseases within a short period of time.”
Mr Jammeh said his latest discovery is only intended to salvage humanity and medical trials carried out on some patients which have registered successful results.
“I will never be discouraged as far as this treatment programme is concerned because I am not doing it for popularity or to amass wealth,” he said.
“I am doing it to save mankind’s life, irrespective of race, religion, colour or origin,” he said, while emphasising the effectiveness of his herbal healing.”
International organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UN System in the Gambia have expressed concern and caution over the use of scientifically unproven traditional medicines by the president as a cure for HIV/Aids.
They say the President’s claims will bring false hope to the country’s HIV/Aids patients.
However, President Jammeh still remains defiant insisting that his treatment which is offered to patients free of charge is effective and cures people from the deadly disease.
“My wish is to make sure that we successfully treat any type of cancer just like any type of HIV/Aids. Before the end of the year, we would get all the components for all the various types of cancer and treat them successfully.”
The Gambian leader added that he has set himself a challenged to conquer some of the things that are deemed impossible in life.
Written by PK Jarju
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