Homeopathy for Health
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HHA is a homeopathic service oriented project alleviate the physical suffering of HIV/AIDS patients bought on by the many severe side effects of anti-retroviral
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Nombre de la organización
Homeopathy for Heath in Africa
Sitio web de la organización
País de la organización
Tanzania, KJ, Moshi
Países en donde este proyecto está creando impacto social
Tu organización es
¿Cuánto tiempo ha estado operando la organización?
¿Tu organización ha recibido premios y/u honores? Cuéntanos sobre ellos.
None to date.
Referencias – Por favor provee dos referencias con una biografía de dos renglones y una dirección de e-mail para cada una.
Jeremy Sherr- director of HHA, is an internationally known homeopath/lecturer that has many years of experience treating AIDS in the West, now he has bought his expertise to Africa. 255-68-3632218 firstname.lastname@example.org
Camilla Sherr - co-director of HHA has spent time lecturing worldwide and spent three months teaching local doctors and practicing in the poor barrios of Honduras. She runs 10 rural clinics, has opened a child care center for children of HIV+ and non positive parent hoping to break the stigma and is the "mother" to our volunteers at the volunteer house. 255-68-3632218 email@example.com
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¿Cuánto tiempo se lleva poniendo en práctica tu iniciativa?
Operando entre 1-5 años
¿Cuál de las siguientes describe mejor la(s) barrera(s)s a la que da respuesta tu innovación? Elige hasta dos.
La necesidad: ¿Cuál es el problema que tratas de solucionar?
To alleviate the physical suffering of HIV/AIDS patients bought on by the many severe side effects of anti-retroviral medication (ARV's), which fights the virus and helps the patients to stay alive, but whose effects are physically debilitating and severe.
Improve the debilitating side effects of the ARV's treatments sopeople on the medications can continue treatment for a longer time before the medications lose their effectiveness and patients experience treatment failure.
To give an alternative means of healthcare to those who are not candidates for anti-retroviral (ARV) medication, or to those that find the financial cost to be un-affordable.
To bring in consultants to sustain the clinics that are already in place, and meet the need of the growing demand for more homeopathy clinic
La solución: ¿Cuál es tu solución? Sé específico.
Alleviate the suffering of HIV/AIDS patients by the use of classical homeopathy and identify the homoeopathic remedies most successful in treating HIV/AIDS.
Make homeopathy sustainable by a BEING taught to village health workers and hospital professionals.
Make homeopathy affordable even to the poorest Africans.
Bring in consultants to sustain the clinics already in place and meet the growing demand for new clinics, until local village health workers and hospital professionals can be trained.
Homeopathy is perfect for Africa because the people of Africa understand and respect natural systems of healing. It is not a foreign intrusion on their way of thinking, but an integral part of their belief system and culture, Homoeopathy is very affordable, even for the poorest Africans. Homoeopathy has no side effects, yet it alleviates the side effects of conventional ARV treatments, whose effects are debilitating and severe, thus reestablishing quality of life people with HIV/AIDS.
El Modelo: Muéstranos a través de un ejemplo específico cómo tu solución hace una diferencia, incluye tus actividades primarias
We usually start our day travelling to our various clinics, some slums, some rural with our translator, Rasta Roger. We load and unload the remedy box, sit under a tree or in a tiny ‘sauna clinic’ or visit patients at home when they are too sick to come.Transport is a problem as we only have 1 car, so our driver spends much of the day driving between clinics, home visits. Today we spend the day at the childcenter, First in line is Johnson. He is 3 years old and HIV-positive. His mother knew she was positive but because she didn’t want to be stigmatised, she breastfed Johnson. Hence his positive status. Johnson is a very serious little boy. His first remedy was Ozone 12c, which I gave him in June 2010. He had black spots on the skin, rash, itching. His eyes were itching and he had serious strabismus He is a naughty boy, climbing, touching everything, a noise maker, says Upendo, his teacher. He loves spicy food. He is the youngest of 3 kids. He is not on any medication for HIV. He came back in December with itchy skin, very watery eyes, and a milky glaze over them. He looked miserable; Upendo says he cries all the time. He can cry for 3 hours non-stop. He gets also very angry. Upendo says the remedy in June was very good and that he has been completely well and symptom free until now. So, I repeated the remedy. Immediately, his mood improved and he stopped crying. No more fighting. Skin vastly better, itching gone, black spots are less. Eyes normal, no more watering. He is smiling, looks happy, and his strabismus is less pronounced since the summer.
El mercado: ¿Quiénes son tus pares y competidores? Identifica a otros que también estén trabajando para dar respuesta a las necesidades que tú abordas y en qué te diferencias de ellos. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que estos jugadores podrían representar para tu éxito o crecimiento?
Others working to address the issues of HIV/AIDS in Africa, are conventional doctors, naturopaths and other homeopaths throughout Africa.
In Tanzania at this time all other homeopaths are affiliates of HHA, with no other homeopaths continent wise, That we know of), doing similar data collecting on the impact of homeopathy on HIV/AIDS as we are.
The data collecting HHA has been engaged in so far and it's positive results are becoming increasingly well known. HHA would like to use it's data collecting as leverage to become affiliated with hospitals willing to move forward with not only data collecting but research on the effects of homeopathy on HIV/AIDS.
Through lack of funding,trained personnel and hospital affiliation, competitors may be poised to expand on our work in progress
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Jeremy Sherr, founder of HHA,dreamt about doing this for many years. In his post graduate course, at The Dynamis School, he often taught the philosophy and technique of treating epidemics but was well aware that a lot of this knowledge was based on theory. More importantly, he had treated several AIDS cases in the West, and had seen what homoeopathy could do. With an estimated 28 million people suffering from the disease in Africa, he and his wife felt it was their duty as well as a privilege to do what they could to help. Jeremy was born in Africa, so in a way he felt he was coming back home. When I heard of the beginnings of this project in 2008, I KNEW I would be working with the Sherr's. I was a recent graduate from homeopathy school and was always intrigued how destructive AIDS was, the epidemic that was the scourge of my generation. In 2011 I got up enough money to volunteer with HHA for 1 month, all the positive changes I saw in patients I knew would be back to work with HHA
Por favor, describe el objetivo de tu iniciativa: un resumen de lo que están tratando de lograr
The goal of the initiative is:
1) relieving the suffering of as many HIV/AIDS patients as possible using classical homeopathy;
2) helping local communities achieve sustainable nutrition through Community Garden Projects and education;
3) producing scientifically rigorous and ethical research on the treatment of HIV/AIDS with homeopathy to demonstrate what homeopathy can achieve.
4) To help spread knowledge and the use of homoeopathy throughout Africa.
5)To create a self-sustainable and self-perpetuating infrastructure for homoeopathy in Africa.
¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
80% of HHA's patients are using both homeopathy and conventional ARV treatments and so CD4 counts,(the conventional standard test for AIDS), are
monitored. Patients who receive homeopathic treatments in conjunction with ARV treatment show a rise and stability in CD4 counts, and sustainability of this increase. Patients experience alleviation of the side effects of the ARV's and are able to go back to work to become viable members of their communities. To date HHA has observed a decrease in the side effects of conventional ARV treatments, of those patients using homeopathy, with an increase in the length of time it takes before patients go into treatment failure. Since homeopathy is provided free of cost it is affordable to EVERYONE.
Cuál es tu impacto proyectado para los próximos 5 años?
Reestablishment of quality of life for more people living with HIV/AIDS.
Continued rise, stability and sustainability in CD4 counts of patients being monitored.
Continued support by the Tanzanian government, with braoder homeopathy awareness throughout Africa.
Growth of permanent staff and volunteer practitioners with expansion and sustainability of clinics.
Bring jobs to the local economy by the hiring of security staff, administrative staff, drivers. Translators are needed to fulfill cross cultural communication needs. Impact of the Kenyan economy by the sponsorship of 3 local students at the homeopathic college, 4Kenia, upon completion of studies hiring as full time practitioners with HHA. We have also impacted the local economy as we also rent a house for volunteers.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
Lack of trained homeopathic personnel. Bringing in consultant homeopaths and volunteers to sustain extablished clinic while currently sponsoring 3 student from the 4Kenia Homeopathic College with the promise of employment with HHA after graduating school.
Lack of expansion. Expansion into neighboring countries through teaching of seminars to homeopathic students, and holding of first (1st) Pan African Homeopathic Congress to share data of our findings so far.
Low national and international recognition. Establishing governmental support to gain a stronger foothold in Tanzania's healthcare infrastructure and become stronger players both on a national and international level to gain support in moving from data gathering to the next stage of true research.
Las iniciativas ganadoras presentan un plan fuerte de cómo van a alcanzar y realizar un seguimiento del crecimiento. Identifica tus metas a seis meses para el crecimiento de tu impacto
To establish 200 new patients and provide continuing care to as many return patients as possible
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a las metas de seis meses.
Return to Tanzania to be a full time on staff homeopath with HHA so the clinic base can be expanded.
Expand home visiting program
Expand community and national outreach
¡Ahora piensa en grande! Identifica tu meta de impacto a 12 meses.
Establish true documented effectiveness of homeopathy in comparison to previous history of patient not on homeopathy
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a tu meta de impacto a 12 meses
Procure regular 3-4 month CD-4 testing to monitor CD4 counts
Liaise with both national and international hospital for treatment and research
Establish more consistant funding in the form of a 5 year grant
Cuéntanos sobre tus alianzas.
Helios in the UK, Cemon of Italy, Neot Shoshanim of Israel, Hahnemann Labs and Hylands in the USA - these homeopathic pharmacies donate remedies needed to prescribe to patients.
We have the support and endorsement from the Ministry of Health and the local health authorities.
We are working together with other African projects on AIDS research,
And sustained partnership with Kibosho Hospital in Tanzania
We have a volunteer program and affiliation with an NGO in Tanzania
¿Actualmente te estás dirigiendo a otras poblaciones, lugares o los mercados para tu innovación? Si es así, ¿dónde y por qué?
At this time HHA is currently targeting neighboring countries to Tanzania to spread the word of homeopathy. HHA has gone into Rural Swaziland, Botswana, Kenya and Malawi to conduct seminars, and spread the word on homeopathy, share information on remedies currently being used as well as the results we have observed. HHA recognizes that AIDS is a global pandemic and is working to make our protocol not location specific so as to make a substantial difference to the AIDS epidemic in Africa through the use of homeopathy and consequently worldwide.
¿Qué tipo de sistema operativo y factores internos de la organización hacen que tu innovación sea un éxito?
HHA's clinical expertise of treating people living with HIV/AIDS with homeopathy is our strongest advantage. HHA already has knowledge of the handful of remedies that are most helpful in substantially reducing symptoms and alleviating drug side effects of ARV's in people living with AIDS.
Por favor, pon en claro las necesidades u ofertas que hayas mencionado anteriormente y/o sugiere categorías de apoyo que no están especificadas en la lista
The need for security to protect visiting volunteers is also great. Though Tanzania does not suffer from internal strife people are very poor and robberies are at a very high rate. Ensuring the safety of our volunteers is also a part of the growing needs of HHA.
Transportation has also proved an issue. Our car constantly breaks down so we have had to hire a taxi to take us to our various clinics.