Published: 15 May 2013
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) dissociates itself in the strongest terms from the content of the recent Master Mineral Solution newsletter (May 2013) entitled “Malaria finally defeated” and supporting YouTube video. IFRC does not support or endorse in any manner the claims made in relation to this project, and has at no time been involved in ‘clinical trials’ related to malaria treatment.
Malaria affects 219 million people every year, killing a child somewhere in the world every minute. As a matter of policy, IFRC adheres to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines which state the only way to combat malaria is to scale up prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The IFRC expresses its support to the Uganda Red Cross Society and recognises that it has been spearheading prevention programmes across the country over the last decade, as auxiliary to their public authorities and in line with WHO guidelines.