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The elixir water is back!



Dr. Oteng Brown of the famed 7 UNIQRIMS WATER is back in full swing! He is urging members of the public to carry lots of his water to avoid getting broken during this festive season.

But why his water:
He contends that his water carries the shape of life, which is six-sided – the symbol of God’s mark in his creation. The shape was not created by an engineer or a scientist, but is God who left it in every aspecet of life as his stamp or mark. If in doubt, check the shape of critocal household components that we use everydeay, for example, bolts and nuts!
Most diseases that afflict peope are caused by the artificial foods and polluted water that they eat and drink. So, Dr. Brown has made it his business to re-engineer water in order to restore its natural electricity as orginally intended by God.

And how does he get water back to the shape of life?
It’s by engineering. Water has a molecular formila – H2O as well as a structuralformula. It is the structural formula that Dr. Brown reengineers at his base in Francistown. Through this process an invincible power or electrical energy is introduced into the water.

“The only element we are intersted in is hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen is the fuel while oxygen is the catalyst. We are trying to create fire in water by re-engineering the structure of the water and this is the electricity we are trying to create inside the body. It must not be disturbed.”

By eating artificial food, colourants and putting food in the fridge we disturb the electrical energy in the body. For example, if one’s CD4 count is low it means the electriity in the gland that produces those cells is dying, it’s like load shedding. If your kidneys have a problem it means the electricity within the kidneys is dying, “so we must power them by reintroducing that electricity”he said.
So how much of the 7 Uniqrims water does the body need? “It depends on the body it depends on what you’r going through”. The water acts like a Biological Scanner it scans the body without using artificial electricity. To demonstrate just how dangerous artificial electricity is, Dr Brown says that when you jog on a machine at a gym your sugar levels go up but when you jog naturally the sugar level goes down.

“The biological scanner of the doctor damages the electricity in your body because its electricity is not regulated for the body but for the machine”, he says. But with Dr. Brown’s 7 Unirims water, it performs what he cals a “biological operation” by scanning everything in a person from reproduction system to emotions, feelings and the human will”.
During the biological scanning if the water finds there is a problem, say a tumour, it performs a biological operation by cutting the tumour. If it sounds too good to be true, it is because it is. And there ate testimonies to back this up.

Reginah Mafokate, 45, is an Agent of Metropolitan and stays with her Australian partner in Francistown. She was not aware she had some health conditions until she bought 7 Uniqrims water. “After drinking the water, I started sweating in the whole body then I felt sleepy”.

She then bought 5 litres of the water and drank it every morning; afternoon and evening until the pain became apparent. She went to consult the doctor and after a scan was run on her, she was told she had ovarian cyst. It had grown up to 2, 8 centimetres.

She continued taking the water and using an injection she was prescribed by the doctor to deal with the cyst. On her recent visit to the doctor, the scan showed that the ovarian cyst is “dissolving”and she has been booked for February 19, 2019 to see what would have happened. Mafokate says she also had pimples but after taking the water, she has realised it has brought moist back into her skin and the pimples have vanished. Again, she avers that the water is good for people battling Blood Pressure. In 2016 she had cancer spots, but she says thanks to the drinking the water they’ve since been removed.

“I can recommend this water for anyone,”she says, adding that from 45 kilograms, her weight has since picked to 65kg. “The severe pain that used to attack me as a result of the cyst is no longer there, I feel changed and much better,”she says. Another testimonial was given by Gao Kamanga, a resident of Mandunyane who extolled the health benefits.of 7 Uniqrims water. She says it makes a difference when one takes it. Better still, the water can just be taken to quench thirst.

It has no side effects, but is able to diagnose if one has a health problem. She has heard teimonies from clients that the water assisted them wheh they had difficulties with menstruation or throat gluts and pain. She says the water is better cleansed than the ordinary water from out taps.

“It is good water and I can recommend it for any other person,”she says. Interestingly The Midweek Sun was the first to report about Brown’s water and thereafter referred him to the University of Botswana, which in conjuction with a peer University in Canada, conducted tests on 7 Uniqrims water, which confirmed its efficaciousness and ability to destroy the human immuno virus in situ, although further research was recommended to ascertain its abilityto destroy the virus when in the human body.

Brown says he understands chenistry of water and plastics. He uses a container that is marked PP for Polypropylene, which is a non-reactive plastic- to store his water. 7 UNIQRIMS Whatsapp Page is +267 74 264 593 for all the testimonies and counter-arguments.

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Rachel Raditsebe



Snakebite venom has been placed on the list of neglected tropical diseases that should be given priority. Being in the World Health Organisation’s category A means that snakebites will now get more support, including funding, to assist those afflicted by the potentially fatal bites.

Intensive care specialist at Princess Marina Hospital, Dr Alexei Milan, welcomed the move, saying that snakebite victims will now get more attention and that there will now be more resources to fight snakebites, which kill up to 32,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa every year.

It is estimated that 2.7million bites happen annually, a fifth of these in Sub- Saharan Africa. Apart from this, a quarter of the world’s 400,000 bite-related fatalities occur in the region. These figures are likely conservative as a few snakebite victims make it to statistic-reporting hospitals.

In fact, figures by an NGO – Health Action International (HAI) show that 70% of the cases go unreported. Snakebites can cause paralysis that may prevent breathing; bleeding disorders that can lead to a fatal hemorrhage; irreversible kidney failure and tissue damage that can cause permanent disability and which may result in limb amputation for those who survive the ordeal.

Dr Milan said the biggest challenge is getting the correct anti-venom in a given facility and the risk of stock-outs. Children often suffer more severe effects than adults, due to their smaller body mass.
According to local snake handler, Aaron Tsatsi, antivenoms work depending on the type of snake that bit you and where it is found. The science of producing antivenom, according to experts, involves extracting venom from snakes and injecting it into animals, such as horses.

The injected animals’ immune systems produce antibodies that neutralise the venom. These can be extracted and stored for later use on human victims who are bitten by that particular snake species.

Botswana has about 72 species of snakes and while about 80 percent of them are not venomous, a number of them are deadly including like the Puff adder, Black mamba, the poisonous Mozambique Spitting Cobra and Boomslang among others,.

Tsatsi says health workers should be aware of these in order to offer effective treatment. “To be able to help, health workers need to know what snake bit a person depending on the symptoms that they show.

“We are not telling them to go into forests and start searching for snakes,” he says,” but they need to know that for some bites you do not need any treatment because it was a dry bite or they are just not poisonous”.

Tsatsi advises people to try as much as possible to avoid bites first by changing their attitude of attacking and killing snakes when they spot them. He explains that most of the snakes, even the most poisonous, are peaceful and will not strike unless provoked.

He recommends that people move away once they spot a snake. If it spits venom in one’s eyes, he adds, they should be rinsed immediately with water. He says once bitten, all tight items on one’s body should be removed and the wounded area left alone.

Then, he adds, the patient should also be made to lie on the ground with the side that has not been bitten to limit movement of the affected area. He warns against lying on the back or use of unsaf traditional treatments. To protect yourself against bites ensure that all holes in your house are closed, cut grass around the house and watchyour steps when in the bush.

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Dr. Emily Shava explains the Antibody-Mediated Prevention (AMP) study

DR Emily Shav



Enrolment is ongoing in the Antibody-Mediated Prevention (AMP) study. Tell us about that. What is AMP and how exactly does it work?

AMP is a multicentre study being conducted in different countries by two global networks known as HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). The AMP study in Sub-Saharan Africa is enrolling women and is also known as HVTN 703/HPTN081 Study. Women because in Africa they are among those at highest risk of HIV infection because of their physiology and gender based imbalances. In this study broadly neutralising antibodies (Bnabs) known as VRC 01 are being studied to see to what extent they can prevent acquisition of HIV-1(efficacy) and to what extend VRC01 can be tolerated by participants (safety).

This is a follow up of previous studies which showed that VRC01 is generally safe and well tolerated (HVTN 104).
It is a double blind randomised placebo controlled trial. This means that participants do not choose which group they are to be on. The study has 3 groups, high dose VRC01, low dose VRC01 and a placebo group. They will NOT know which group they are in and the clinicians consulting them will also not know which group the participants are in. Only the site pharmacy personnel are unblended – they know which product is which. This is important to prevent bias. BHP has engaged and continues to engage various stakeholders (including Ministry of Health and Wellness, DHMT, clinics) and communities through the BHP community advisory board since 2015 when we were selected to take part in this important study. The success we are talking about now would not have been possible had the different stakeholders and communities not been on board.

What is your role in the Study?
I am the study coordinator for the project, responsible for day to day running of the study clinic. The person with overall responsible for the study in Botswana is the site investigator, Dr Joseph Makhema.

Who are the participants in the study? How many people are required and how many have you enrolled so far?
The participants are healthy HIV negative women at risk of acquiring HIV, aged between 18 and 40 years and willing to take part in the study. They should not be pregnant or breastfeeding and should be willing to use effective contraception to prevent pregnancy since the effect of VRC01 on pregnancy is unknown. In Sub-Saharan Africa a total of 1900 participants will be enrolled from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. 1555 participants have been enrolled as of the end of April. From Botswana a total of 150 participants will be enrolled.In Botswana the AMP study was activated in July, 2016. The first participant was enrolled on August 16, 2016. To date 236 participants have been screened/checked for eligibility to participate in the study and from these, 122 women have been enrolled and are on study as of May 4, 2018.

Willing participants provide written informed consent after discussion of all procedures, and their risks. The informed consent forms together with the protocol (document that explains how the study is conducted) and other pertinent documents for study conduct are submitted for approval by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Institutional Review Board (IRB) known as Health Research and Development Committee (HRDC). This is the committee responsible for approval of research conducted in country.

What are the fundamental questions about HIV prevention that the AMP Study is designed to answer?
Are people able to “tolerate” the antibody without becoming too uncomfortable? Does the antibody lower people’s chances of getting infected with HIV? If the antibody does lower people’s chances of getting infected with HIV, how much of it is needed to provide protection from HIV?
When did it begin and when is it expected to end?
In Botswana the study started in July 2016.Total duration of study is 5 years. Each participant stays on study for about two years.

What HIV preventive care do volunteers receive and how are you ensuring the safety of study participants?
Participants come for study visits monthly. During these visits, we do what is called “history taking” from the participants to find out how they are feeling and have been feeling. We examine them and we conduct laboratory tests to ensure safety. To prevent HIV infection, we provide risk reduction counselling and HIV prevention package per Botswana Standard of care

What impact will this study have in the future of HIV prevention?
We generally liken HIV prevention options to a tool box. We currently have various behavioural modification options in this tool box, including abstinence, use of condoms effectively and consistently. It is therefore important to also add more biomedical interventions in this tool box. bNabs would then be an important addition if proven to be effective. This would lead to more combination prevention options. The idea of a toolbox with more tools in it is important because we know that when people have more choices, it increases the chances that an individual will find one tool that fits their needs and circumstances. Those decisions can be influenced by many factors – cost, ease of use, availability/easy access, partner agrees to use, etc. –so having more tools will mean increasing the chance of serving more people’s needs for HIV prevention.

How will the findings benefit Batswana?
I would say that it is too soon to say what direct benefit there may be to Batswana. This trial is about proving the concept that bNabs can prevent HIV. More trials will be needed to find the best antibody, or combination of antibodies, how to best administer them as a public health strategy amongst other things.

We know the strides science has made in the war against HIV/AIDS. There are very effective drugs and that is great news. But what do you say to young people that would say to you that it’s no big deal to get HIV and that there are already good drugs to control the disease as if it’s diabetes?
Prevention is ALWAYS better than cure. We are truly grateful for the strides that have been made in science to avail great treatments for HIV treatment. We do not yet have all the answers about the various great treatments available, time generally brings things to light. Additionally, prevention is more cost effective than treatment or a cure. (Note that in the question, diabetes isn’t cured – it is treated as a chronic illness.) That is important to individuals, and to countries/public health systems.

From your experience, do you believe that there will be an effective vaccine and/or cure for HIV in our lifetime? Is that an achievable objective you think?
Please note that in AMP study, the study agent VRC01 is NOT a vaccine but broadly neutralising antibodies (bNabs). This study could help us develop a safe and effective HIV vaccine more quickly. An HIV vaccine developed more quickly because of this study could essentially teach the body to make antibodies like VRC01 (without getting the VRC01-like antibody through an IV/drip). To develop a vaccine like that we need to understand more about how VRC01 may work, and how much is needed to “work” (to prevent HIV infection). This study should help us learn that. My answer on vaccine in our lifetime would be YES. The Thai Trial, RV144, showed us a vaccine regimen could reduce new infections by about 32%. That wasn’t strong enough to license, but it paved the way for a great deal of additional research. There are 2 efficacy trials currently underway in sub-Saharan Africa testing different vaccine strategies (one of which builds on the Thai results), so we have come farther than ever before.There are various international organisations with scientists whose main focus is the development of the HIV vaccine such as the HVTN, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative(IAVI) etc.

I understand that the HI virus lives not in the blood but lymph nodes and some organs. Is there any research
currently being done to try and flush out HIV from these compartments so that it can be killed by the antiretroviral drugs?
To clarify, when a person is on antiretroviral therapy, the amount of virus also known as viral load in blood will reduce. Generally, if a person is not on treatment the viral load will remain high. For people on treatment with low/undetectable viral load, scientists are looking into ways of flushing out HIV from its hiding places like the lymph nodes termed the “shock and kill” strategy.Currently I am not aware of any such study being conducted in Botswana.

HIV was around for decades before it was discovered and diagnosable and infecting humans during that period. Has anything been learnt from that to prevent a recurrence with another type of retrovirus?
This is a difficult question, yes human beings are capable of learning to better themselves in the future, to what extent, time will tell.

What good news can you give readers of this interview who are living with HIV/AIDS?
If someone knows they are living with HIV, it means they have been responsible enough to take the test and know their status. This needs to be commended. Currently we have available in this country potent antiretroviral treatment with minimal side effects, which means that people living with HIV can have improved quality of life, including sexual reproductive health and live longer.
I would also like to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of universal test and treat and for all HIV infected people to be on treatment and to take the treatment diligently. This is important because a persistently undetectable virus is not transmissible.

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