|NuWay Foundation founder/chair Evans Nwankwo and his wife Catherine present NuWay Foundation "International Bridge" award to my father; on the right is event emcee Liz Bonis|
From the website of Cincinnati's NuWay Foundation, which aims to better the lives of underprivileged Nigerians:
Here's what caught my eye:
More about the honoree via a Sunday front page story in the February 16, 2003 Cincinnati Enquirer:
(Dr. Heimlich's) experiments - which seek to destroy HIV, the AIDS-causing virus, by inducing high malarial fevers- have been criticized by the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration and condemned by other health professionals and human rights advocates as a medical "atrocity."
...For years, Dr. Heimlich has been criticized by state, federal and international health organizations over malariotherapy. Despite this, Heimlich proudly continues his work in China and says he wants to expand malariotherapy to Africa.And expand it he did. From Radar Magazine, November 11, 2005
Mekbib Wondewossen is an Ethiopian immigrant who makes his living renting out cars in the San Francisco area, but in his spare time he works for Dr. Heimlich, doing everything from "recruiting the patients to working with the doctors here and there and everywhere," Wondewossen says. The two countries he names are Ethiopia and the small equatorial nation of Gabon, on Africa's west coast.Here's a clip about the "malariotherapy" experiments from the June 8, 2007 ABC 20/20 by Brian Ross, Is Dr. Heimlich really a savior?, featuring interviews with National Institutes of Health Director Anthony Fauci MD and my brother Phil, longtime second-in-command at Cincinnati's Heimlich Institute, which funded and oversaw the "malariotherapy" experiments:
"The Heimlich Institute is part of the work there - the main people, actually, in the research," Wondewossen says. "They're the ones who consult with us on everything. They tell us what to do...We go to an epidemic area where there is a lot of malaria, and then we look for patients that have HIV too. We find commercial sex workers or people who play around in that area."
...Wondewossen say that the researchers involved in the study are not doctors. He refuses to name members of the research team, because he says it would get them into trouble with the local authorities. "The government over there is a bad government," he says. "They can make you disappear."
...He scoffs at the question of whether his team got approval to conduct this research from a local ethics review board. Bribery on that scale, he says, is much too expensive: "If you want the government to get involved there, you have to give them a few million - and then they don't care what you do."
Were Evans Nwonkwo and the other members of the NuWay Foundation board - some of Cincinnati's most prominent citizens - unaware of these and the many other media reports about the Heimlich atrocity experiments?
Were they were unaware that just a few years ago, when Victoria Wulsin ran for Congress, her work for my father and brother's Institute helped upend her campaign? In addition to media reports, including ABC News, Dr. Wulsin was hammered from the primary through the general election in these TV spots, perhaps the first time violative human subjects research was part of a political race.
Dangerous experiments: a cover-up- OH 2nd District campaign spot by Steve Black for Congress, Democratic primary, Spring 2008
Not exactly your good doctor - OH 2nd District campaign spot by Re-Elect Jean Schmidt to Congress, general election, Fall 2008
Finally, from the LinkedIn page of the emcee of the NuWay fundraiser:
|My brother Phil Heimlich and NuWay Foundation Director Benjamin Nwankwo at the gala (source)|