Exposed: US Researchers Conducting illegal Drug Experimentation on Humans in Africa, Zambia Included

Exposed: US Researchers Conducting illegal Drug Experimentation on Humans in Africa, Zambia Included

A new policy brief faults prominent institutions and drug companies like Pfizer, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Population Council, for their involvement in unethical and illegal human experimentation in Africa.

Cases of Men developing breasts have been reported in , Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia and more recently in Zambia

The report is titled “Non-Consensual Research in Africa: The Outsourcing of Tuskegee” in reference to the illegal human experiment conducted in Tuskegee, Alabama, between 1932 and 1972 by the US Public Health Service. In that experiment, some 600 impoverished African-American men were observed in a study on the progression of untreated syphilis. Some of the men were intentionally infected with the disease and all of them were denied the cure. Regrettably, the report notes, no one was held accountable for this crime against humanity.

The new report details human experiments led by US researchers and drug companies on Africans who are typically undereducated, poor, and lack full understanding of their rights. The human subjects often are led to believe that they are receiving medical treatment from governmental health services or health ministries.

These practices hearken back to the appalling experiments carried out by US researchers in Guatemala in the 1940s where hundreds of Guatemalans were deliberately infected with sexually transmitted diseases without information or consent. President Obama formally apologized to Guatemala for these experiments last year.

Human experimentation in the United States is regulated by the Office of Research Integrity and various Ethical Research Institutional Boards. Many African countries lack these institutions. Even when they exist, they lack independence and are controlled by corrupt government officials.

In one experiment on HIV sponsored by Gilead Sciences, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and operated by Family Health International, Cameroonian subjects were given details about the experiment in English even though many spoke only French and were illiterate. Five women were allegedly infected with HIV in the experiment but were not given antiretroviral drugs.

In another experiment in Nigeria led by Pfizer physicians, researchers injected children with an antibiotic called Trovan during a meningitis outbreak without providing their families with informed consent forms that fully disclose the side effects and purpose of the experiment. Eleven children died and many were left paralyzed.

In South Africa and Namibia, mothers with HIV/AIDS are routinely sterilized without their informed consent. Countries that perform these procedures are known to receive funding in the form of grants and incentives from USAID and other aid organizations.

The report explains that US researchers and drug companies violate the laws and protocols of the Declaration at Helsinki (1964) and the Belmont Report which provide ethical guidelines on human experimentation.

Moreover, the results of unethical and fraudulent experiments are laundered in the United States and Europe through the peer-review system. Many of the “peers” who review these experiments are themselves involved in the same unethical conduct. Others are concerned about the possibility of professional alienation if they speak out.

The authors make several demands so that these practices are ended. They include holding congressional hearings so that the matter is brought to the public’s attention and enacting new legislation to ensure that drugs are not approved by the FDA unless the research on which they are based comply with ethical research principles.

Zambian Case

Just recently, a Lusaka man developed breasts after taking ARVs. Read the full full details here.

Women taking ARV’s show side effects also like having big shoulders, they are developing something like a hunk back by the end of the neck as if someone carries something heavy every day, their legs are becoming small.


30 Responses to "Exposed: US Researchers Conducting illegal Drug Experimentation on Humans in Africa, Zambia Included"

  1. MASTER CHOTA   November 30, 2012 at 6:49 am

    That means if a man takes ARVs kukwata amabele or ifi palileko. So here in Africa twalishishita tefyo? Who is going to solve this problem?

    • Live to Tell   November 30, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Ukushishita kwena mwalishishita bane, thats why ine nalimibutukila imyaka yonse iyi.

      I was very close to a person who started taking “ARV’s” when the medicine came out.

      She became very swollen all over the body because she was taking what the were calling ‘cocktails’ those days, which was a combination of about 16 tablets per day!
      The lady has been married twice and both her husbands died of HIV unrelated cases. She is still very fat, but strong and healthy today, she tells me now she takes only 1 pill per day, and that the virus is almost not traceable in her blood. So there is still hope for africans.

  2. The ID10T   November 30, 2012 at 6:58 am

    This will go on until Africa becomes really free. Until we start respecting the efforts of the Sondashis of Africa without thinking of them as backward herbalists.

    • Live to Tell   November 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

      problem with african “medicine” is they mix herbs with human blood and bodyparts, thats just gross!

      • Shweaty Shtuff   November 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm

        Not all of them my dear. My mother is a herbalist and knows nothing of mixing dead body parts with her medicine

  3. Poe   November 30, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Not surprised, you can never trust an American..Our leaders are partly to blame because somewhere some how, this info is well known to them and they remain quiet even when they know such things are going on….FUCK!
    Someone was telling me expired drugs were used on the recent “Measles Vaccination”????

    • OMG!!   November 30, 2012 at 9:27 am

      sometimes expired is better than nothing!!

  4. Mumbi Kolobwe   November 30, 2012 at 7:05 am

    This is why Dr Christine Kaseba is busy promoting her ‘CANCER’ NGO so that the Americans can use us a guinea pigs.

    The awards she received were gratification for research on poor Zambians who just shout ‘PAMAKA’ but have no mealie meal in their homes while she is allocated K1.5billion
    to conduct more’experiments’.

  5. ELYO TWAFWAFYE   November 30, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Sata has just become Georgy Bush’s favorite boy and Zambia has just become George Bush’s favorite destination; very frequent unkown generous visits with alot of free pledges in the health sector. Obama too will soon be here.
    Africa, and Zambia in particular is a garbage dumping site for sure.
    This situation is no new in Zambia watsoever; we’ve heard instances where expired medicines have been imported into our country with our govts full knowledge and us citizens being made to consume such products! LESA TWAFWENI. NONE WILL HELP US. NOT EVEN SATA!! I rest my case.

  6. constance phiri   November 30, 2012 at 7:33 am

    This report has been published but will the higher authorities comment? NO.u can’t bite the hand that feeds you.SELENI TUBOMBEKO translated we have free guinea pigs in Zambia.u r most welcome.

  7. P3T3R   November 30, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Zambians lets be careful with these Americans.Sad development.

  8. Enele   November 30, 2012 at 8:17 am

    sondashi formula pliz!to hel wth ARVs

  9. Parrot   November 30, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Please stop making unsubstatiated claims that has the potential to destroy many lives. our brothers and sisters do not listen to these primitive claims continue taking your medication. that issue of developing breasts is well documented side effect for some people taking the drug and its reversible. we have seen such cases before and its unfortunate our brother went to the media.

  10. Kangwa Kaleba   November 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

    This story was published in the international media over one year ago. Surprising that affected countries didn’t make the required noise.

  11. Democrat   November 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

    American are not trustworthy. HIV virus was created in the American laboratories. This nation is actually in the bible prophesy as the final destructor of the globe. Mwebalebelenga mwiluke.

  12. Dr. Dingbat   November 30, 2012 at 8:52 am

    this is not the first time, africans have always been “guinea pigs” for testing medicines. if it works then the rest of the world can start using that medicine.

  13. High on ARV's   November 30, 2012 at 8:56 am

    in Southafrica people are taking ARV’s like cocaine or heroine… it is stronger and cheap since people get the pills for free.

  14. Tonga Bull   November 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

    as long as our leaders like Sata and Given Lubinda keep on boot licking the americans, the europeans and the zionist entities we will continue being used as guniea pigs. its time Sata and his foreign affairs team grew some b*lls and chased these americans away.

  15. Maria Mbwende   November 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Where did we go wrong with these people for them to hate us so much that they are now killing us in day broad light? Thats a reason why a white person can do anything just to get what they want. its really a pity that recently our children were called to be vaccinated with a wrong medication that reacted badly.
    Remember what the fishers of men said and is also written in the bible that Africa shall restore its identity whether these guys like it or not. Obama, can you do something to your fellow blacks dying like fries. Plize Plize ba sir kaka.

  16. Kalok   November 30, 2012 at 9:34 am

    This is what happens when you do not have any homegrown research initiatives at a very high level. Most research I have observed involve very mundane pursuits with the ultimate goal of gobbling up the research funding for unrelated goals. This, alas, is our lot. So is it surprising that we are the developed world’s laboratory??

  17. MUNYELO PWETE!   November 30, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Quite sad but this is a reality! If we can not promote and support our own initiatives, then we are doomed! Never ever expect anything from these idiets from the west without paying dearly for it!
    Until we start supporting initiatives like that of Sondashi, our continent will be wiped out!
    Recently i was in South Africa and Sondashi Formula is on high demand and most of the people who are taking it are praising it!
    For all those who have relatives that have HIV/AIDS complications, bane tampeniko ukuminaula Sondoshi Formula because i can assure you the west will scandalize it just to protect their devilish interests!

    • pump tea   November 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

      where can I access this sondashi formula, plse assist

  18. Zambeef   November 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    thats i will never go for M.C. I have always have mixed feelings over that.wish me no M.C.
    MC for free no,who pays those guys for the operation and the instruments wat u think.God help us.

  19. Mutototo 2   November 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Much as ARV’s prolong life, we must look for a long term solution-the sondashi formula for instance, as stated by some bloggers. The only problem with us Africans particulary Zambians’ that we wait for the worst before taking necessary measures.

  20. '_8)   November 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I’m not suprised, this sort of thing has been going on for decades, its only being revealed now after so many of our people have been affected. Americans always come in the name of financial aid, developement na fimbi uko, but those guys just come to offer us back handed compliments, they put all sorts of toxic things in our food, meds and other things we cannot get locally. Go to its quite informative.

  21. Komani   November 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    In one experiment on HIV sponsored by Gilead Sciences, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and operated by Family Health International(ZPCT)is in Zambia too,why????Mukamena amabele

  22. Truth2   November 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    i ca’nt see my comment,kindly post

  23. jj   November 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Who owns these American companises?
    Who are in control of these experiments?
    There will be only one ans.

  24. MUNYELO PWETE!   November 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    @ Pump Tea
    Get in touch with the Doctor himself at Anina’s Lodge along kafue road especially if you are in Lusaka! Lets help each other bane because these Westerners will eventually turn us into pigs and piglets. Ala bane twafika pali na mutale sunshile mpapa, uuli na munyina ashale because all roads should lead to Sondashi!

  25. ChaCha   November 30, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    This is very serious, problem we still trust abantu aba. We still think that they want whats best for us but the at the end of the day they want to kill Africans.