State Homeopathic Association Supports African Clinic

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    The Minnesota Homeopathic Association (MHA) recently held a silent auction to raise funds to build a homeopathic clinic in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The non-profit organization collected $2,081, all of which will go towards the building of the clinic in the East Africa nation.

    The clinic is necessary before any more Tanzanians can be trained to become homeopaths, said Kathryn Berg, secretary of MHA, and resident of Woodbury, Minn. "The government of Tanzania is supportive of this project, but requires that a clinic with a laboratory be built before any individual can be taught a single word of homeopathy."

    Sigsbert Rwigasera, a Tanzanian homeopath who initiated this project, treats thousands of Tanzanians each year on a shoestring budget, with great success. Those he treated for malaria 10 years ago have not had a recurrence of it.

    MHA learned of this project through Jeremy Sherr of England, one of the most well known and respected homeopaths in the world. He has been a teacher to many local homeopaths and has been working with Sigsbert to get this project funded.

    The clinic will cost approximately $100,000 to build. When he has an extra 5 euro, he can hire a man and supplies for one day. "At that rate," Berg said, "it will take more than 10 years to build the clinic and people will continue to die needlessly.

    In addition to the silent auction, courses on using homeopathy are being offered in many communities by members of MHA, who are donating the proceeds from the courses to the clinic project. Anyone interested in donating money to the project, or hosting a class in their area can contact Kathryn Berg at (651) 748-1556.

    Photo: Officers of the Minnesota Homeopathic Association present a check to Jeremy Sherr of England to be used to help build a homeopathic clinic in Tanzania. From left are Denise Straiges-Warkov of Philadelphia (formerly of Minneapolis), Beth Knudtsen-Spears of Cambridge, Jeremy Sherr of England, Kathryn Berg of Woodbury, and Sally Tamplin of Eagan.

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    Tim Miejan
    Tim Miejan is a writer who served as former editor and publisher of The Edge for twenty-five years. Contact him at [email protected].

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