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UNICEF Nigerian Polio Vaccine Contaminated???

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posted on Mar, 21 2004 @ 01:07 AM

A UNICEF campaign to vaccinate Nigeria's youth against polio may have been a front for sterilizing the nation. Dr. Haruna Kaita, a pharmaceutical scientist and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, took samples of the vaccine to labs in India for analysis.

Using WHO-recommended technologies like Gas Chromatography (GC) and Radio-Immuno assay, Dr. Kaita, upon analysis, found evidence of serious contamination. "Some of the things we discovered in the vaccines are harmful, toxic; some have direct effects on the human reproductive system," he said in an interview with Kaduna's Weekly Trust. "I and some other professional colleagues who are Indians who were in the Lab could not believe the discovery," he said.

When asked by the Trust why Dr. Kaita felt the drug manufacturers would have contaminated the Oral Polio Vaccine, he gave three reasons: "These manufacturers or promoters of these harmful things have a secret agenda which only further research can reveal. Secondly they have always taken us in the third world for granted, thinking we don't have the capacity, knowledge and equipment to conduct tests that would reveal such contaminants. And very unfortunately they also have people to defend their atrocities within our mist, and worst still some of these are supposed to be our own professionals who we rely on to protect our interests."

This is not the first time UNICEF has been embroiled in a controversy over sterilizing agents in vaccines. reported that in 1995, the Catholic Women's League of the Philippines won a court order halting a UNICEF anti-tetanus program because the vaccine had been laced with B-hCG, which when given in a vaccine permanently causes women to be unable to sustain a pregnancy. The Supreme Court of the Philippines found the surreptitious sterilization program had already vaccinated three million women, aged 12 to 45. B-hCG-laced vaccine was also found in at least four other developing countries.

This is very serious if they are injecting these children with "harmful, toxic" vaccinations.

posted on Mar, 21 2004 @ 01:28 AM
that is quite sad and atrocious...

the fiends who committed this act need to be on americas most wanted and persecuted for their crimes...

yet, same token; when does reality get to a point where speaking of the devils acts are deemed as reason for curses?

posted on Mar, 21 2004 @ 02:03 AM
woah 16 view in the past 30 min or so; maybe the people need more entertainment...

off with their heads; would that do or do they want to be force fed cake?

but really, this is the first time i have been made aware of this "tragedy"...

posted on Mar, 21 2004 @ 10:44 AM
The Nigerian polio vaccine problems apparently aren't exclusively UNICEF's problem, but it seems American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer used an experimental antibiotic that has left several children ill.

From today's Mail & Guardian online:

Isa Mohammed distrusts doctors, especially white foreign ones. His suspicions, he says, stem from a 1996 drug study by American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in which his daughter, now partially disabled, took part.

More than 30 Nigerian families are suing New York-based Pfizer, accusing it in a US court of failing to adequately inform them of the risks to their children if they took part in the drug study.

The company repeatedly has rejected allegations of wrongdoing in its study, which tested an experimental antibiotic on children suffering from meningitis. Pfizer says its doctors did a professional and ethical job, saving lives during the meningitis epidemic among the poor in Nigeria's northern city of Kano.

Pfizer treated 100 meningitis-infected children with an experimental antibiotic, Trovan. Another 100 children, control patients in the study, received an approved antibiotic, ceftriaxone -- but the dose was lower than recommended, the families' lawyers claim.

Up to 11 children in the study died, while others suffered physical disabilities and brain damage.

Mohammed says Nigerian health investigators told him about the experiment only years afterward, long after Hafsat, now 11, suffered meningitis-related disabilities. She limps and is struggling to learn to read.

Islamic leaders in Kano have seized on the controversy as evidence of a US-led conspiracy. Since October, rumours that polio vaccines spread Aids or infertility spurred Kano and another heavily Muslim state, Zamfara, to boycott a long-term campaign to vaccinate millions.

Zainab Abdullahi says her two children took part in the Pfizer test and now have serious meningitis-related disabilities. She blames Pfizer but hasn't lost faith in Western medicine.

posted on Mar, 21 2004 @ 10:51 AM
it's not just Nigeria and polio vaccines.

Many Africans actually believe that the US is using certain areas and countries, example Sudan, to test and develop diseases.

Sudan and other parts of Africa are a hotbed for very rare diseases and some people feel that it is the US that is reviving some of these diseases that appear no where else in the world except there, in order to test the effectiveness of them as a weapons.

posted on Mar, 22 2004 @ 07:49 PM
From news, 3/22

Nigeria’s president squeezed drops of polio vaccine into babies’ mouths today in a heavily Muslim state where officials have previously banned the inoculations, fearing they were part of a supposed U.S. plot to render Nigerian girls infertile.

UN officials said the move by President Olusegun Obasanjo to administer vaccines to five toddlers at a clinic in northern Zamfara state’s capital, Gusau, was a sign that a massive six-month polio vaccine boycott was eroding in Nigeria’s predominantly Islamic north, the global epicentre of the potentially crippling disease.

Zamfara officials have not explained why they rescinded their ban on the vaccines. The reversal leaves neighbouring Kano the only Nigerian state still rejecting the anti-polio campaign.

From Taipei Times, 3/19

The government of the northern Nigerian state of Kano on Wednes-day again rejected the oral polio vaccine promoted by UN health agencies, a spokesman said, despite a decision by the country's federal administration to throw its weight behind a UN inoculation drive.

A spokesman for Kano, the region at the heart of the world's fastest growing outbreak of the crippling polio virus, said that the state's governor and traditional Islamic leader had met with local experts to review evidence gathered about the UN vaccine and concluded once again that it was laced with anti-fertility agents.

The World Health Organazation (WHO) estimates that the latest polio outbreak puts over 15 million children at risk. These kids really need these vaccines to have a chance and instead they are being fed infertility drugs? Who is responsible for governing this type of situation? UN? W.H.O? This is a serious problem, the government of Nigerian state Kano (not the sup-mod
) is still rejecting the vaccines, they apparently still think they are laced with anti-fertility agents. So that means all of the children of Kano are most likely not being treated.

WHO's Global Polio Eradication Initiative offered a commitment to help eradicate polio in Nigeria by the end of 2004. The initiative — sponsored by the WHO, Rotary International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF — aims to make the world polio-free by 2005

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