HARARE (FinalCall.com)�The Nation of Islam may be
able to render assistance to the people of Zimbabwe in their
fight to control the devastating AIDS crisis, the Honorable
Minister Louis Farrakhan told President Robert Mugabe and Dr.
David Parirenyatwa, deputy minister of Health and Child Welfare
during meetings here July 13.
Min. Farrakhan pledged to send a medical team
back to this country, which suffers more than 5,000 deaths per
week from the plague. The AIDS pandemic is ravaging the entire
African continent, and especially in the southern and eastern
"We have developed what we think is a successful
remedy for AIDS that is low-cost," the Muslim leader told
reporters after a two-hour meeting with President Mugabe. "We
want to come back during this period where the President has
declared a national emergency."
Incidents of HIV/AIDS need to be properly
diagnosed so that adequate treatments can be prescribed, Min.
Farrakhan�s Peace Mission physician Dr. Gregory Muhammad told
The Final Call. "The people of Zimbabwe are losing the most
viable segment of their population�young adults. Children, many
of whom are themselves born HIV positive, are being made
"This is totally unacceptable. We cannot push
this to the back burner. The world needs to know about this
pandemic, which is very tragic for the nation and for the world
as a whole," he continued.
Nation of Islam Minister of Health Dr. Abdul
Alim Muhammad has met with Dr. Davy Koech, of Kenya, who has
produced a breakthrough treatment using Alpha-Interferon as a
possible treatment for AIDS, according to the Muslim leader.
"We are using it in the United States with much
success," Min. Farrakhan said, "and we believe it can be
manufactured or produced on the continent at low cost so that we
don�t have to waste the wealth of Africa. Diamonds traded for
medicine? No. We can do better than that."
The Alpha-Interferon treatment results in an
improvement in the "T-cell count" in the blood of those who are
affected with the disease, according to Min. Farrakhan.