cubaWith thanks to the Irish homeopaths:

Cuban medical researchers have successfully prevented the annual outbreak of Leptospirosis in Cuba among a population of 5 million people across two regions using homeopathy in both 2007 and 2008, a homeopathy conference in Havana Cuba heard recently.

Read the full report here.

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Using Homeoprophylaxis, the equivalent of vaccinations in homeopathy, a nosode of Leptospirosis was prepared and administered along with two Bach Flower Essences to address the typical mental and emotional effects of the disease.

Two doses were given to a population of 5m over a month bringing the incidence of infection to just under 10 people with no fatalities.

Previously, conventional treatment of the population with a vaccine still resulted in thousands of infections and a number of fatalities and at a cost of US $2m.

The homeopathic solution cost just 10% of that, at US $200,000.

The results when published will be a major boon for homeopathy.

More details and a first hand account of the conference can be found over at Homeopathy Resource.

or Elena Checcetto’s blog entry on the Cuban immunisation progamme.

Here is a report from an attendee of  a recent conference in Cuba:

“A historical and inspiring event took place 10-12 December 2008 in Havana Cuba that I had the honour to attend.

“There, the Carlos J Finlay Institute under the guidance of its director-general, Dra. Conception Campa Huergo and Dr. Gustavo Bravo and others hosted NOSODES 2008, an International Meeting on Homeoprophilaxis, Homeopathic Immunization and Nosodes against Epidemics.

“Homeopaths from Cuba, S America, Canada, Australia, UK, and Kenya (yours truly) made presentations on the wide varieties of successful disease prevention using homeopathy and more specifically, nosodes.

“Each presentation was more amazing than the previous.

“All were very remarkable and notable in the field of research and science.

“Some of the topics included Childhood Disease Prevention, homeopathic prophylaxis as an aspect of gov’tal programs, Nosodes Genus Epidemicus and Compexes, Homeoprophylaxis on Agronomy, Homeoprophylaxis on Veternary, Homeoprophylaxis in TB, Homeoprophylaxis in Chagas disease, Homeoprophylaxis in hepatitis, Homeoprophylaxis in Malaria (yours truly, again) and the list of presentations goes on….

“But none of these remarkable speakers, each presenting their amazing work in disease prevention and use of nosodes could not hold a candle to the historical accomplishment of the Cubans in their presentation of controlling the local endemic-epidemic disease of Leptospirosis.

Now, the Finlay Institute is primarily the Cuban research institute that produces allopathic vaccinations for their country.

“Since Cuba is outcasted by the USA government, they have come to depend on themselves for the making of medicines, health care programs, etc.

“And since the Cuba is not under the yoke of the international pharmaceutical juggernaut, they are not held back from adopting homeopathy and other alternative medicines wholeheartedly into their national health programmes.

“Cuba goes through a yearly cycle of Leptospirosis epidemic, especially after the hurricanes flood the countryside and water pollution reaches its height. (Leptospirosis: infectious disease caused by the spirochaete Leptospira transmitted to humans from rats, giving jaundice and kidney damage. Can cause death)

“Annually the population is exposed to the disease, most especially after hurricanes.

“Until Aug 2007, the Finlay Institute (a part of the Ministry of Public Health, Cuba) has been distributing its own allopathic Lepto vaccination.

“August is the height of the hurricane season. Annually, many are left homeless, flooded out and under the stress of disaster situation. There is a sharp rise in the lepto epidemic.

“The usual expectacy of infection even with allopathic vaccination would have been around a few thousands, with some deaths included.

“Part of the reason for this is that the high cost of vaccination prevents putting but the most at-risk populations (ie children, pregnant women, elderly) on vaccination.

“The cost of such limited vaccination is about US$3,000.000.

“But in Aug 2007, Finlay put approximately 5,000,000 people (yes! 5 million!) in 2 provinces on homepathic nosode prophylaxis at the cost of about only US$ 200,000.

“That figure represents the entire population of the 2 provinces. The prophylaxis consisted of 2 single doses about 2 weeks apart. Included in the dose was the Lepto nosode + some Bach flower remedies to address the mental distress of the disaster situation.

“How very amazing it was to watch this presentation being made.

“Up to the point, the presenters were showing us graph after graph of the usual rise of the epidemic, year after year, even with the use of allopathic vaccination.

“Each year the graphs would edge higher and higher towards the year end, reaching up to the thousands of infected.

“But this time, within 2 weeks after Aug 2007, the rising lines literally dropped off the chart to ZERO – Ten infections only! Yes.

“Near-zero infections, zero deaths from leptospirosis after Aug 2007.

“And in 2008, no deaths, infections less than 10 a month.

10th – 12th December, 2008

Havana International Conventions Center, CUBA.

Dear colleagues,

Our planet is more and more threatened by serious epidemics, where diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, HIV infection, meningitis, cholera, dengue, leptospirosis and others cause a shamed number of deaths.

Additionally, the more frequent occurrence of natural disasters is strongly worsening this situation.

The application of new strategies and tools are needed for facing this reality. Homeopropylaxis, including the Nosodes, constitutes very hopeful, effective, quick and economic options for the prevention of diseases, the control of epidemics and the decrease of the number of deaths.

The coordinated work and the synergism of efforts from specialists, researchers, homoeopaths, physicians and all interested people constitute indispensable premises for the implementation of these strategies.

The main objective of NOSODES2008 is to provide an opportune environment for the exchange, scientific discussion and creation of international fronts that favor the application of the homeopathy and preventive Nosodes as a new tool in the fight against the diseases affecting the humanity.

The organizing committee of this International Meeting on Homeopropylaxis, Homeopathic Immunization and Nosodes against Epidemics delight in inviting you to participate together with important personalities, in the scientific sessions of this important event that will take place in Havana Convention Center from 10 to 12 December, 2008. Cuba, a country where science and health are top-priorities at the reach of all; is opening its doors for the realization of NOSODES2008 and we hope to have the honor of having your presence.

Kind regards

PhD. Concepción Campa Huerg

President of the Organizing Committee

Update Homeopathy Associated With Dramatic Reduction In Leptospirosis Infection In Cuban Population 9.8.2010:

A report of the largest study of homeopathy ever undertaken, based on data from over 11 million people (the entire population of Cuba), is published in the journal Homeopathy. Bracho G, Varela E, Fernández R, et al. Large-scale application of highly-diluted bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control. Homeopathy 2010; 99: 156-166.