A pastor from New Jersey has been accused of giving up to 50,000 Ugandans a ‘miracle cure’ for malaria and HIV/Aids made from industrial strength bleach.
Pastor Robert Baldwin, 52, along with Sam Little – a former clairvoyant from England who is part-funding the project – are touting MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution) to poor Ugandans.
People and infants are being treated with chlorine dioxide – a noxious substance the FDA warns can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration.
Baldwin is reportedly shipping MMS in bulk to the African country where he has trained some 1,200 clerics to treat the faithful after Sunday sermons.
A ‘Malaria Field Study’ uploaded by Sam Little – Robert Baldwin’s British backer – is said to show MMS being administered in Uganda
Sam Little is pictured here at the village hospital in Kyenjojo district, western Uganda
A woman holding a baby is seen in the footage said to be giving the ‘miracle cure’ to a baby
Furthermore, he is offering smartphones to those who are ‘committed’ to the project, The Guardian reports.
His ministry, Global Healing, described its belief in ‘using the power of Almighty God … to greatly reduce the loss of life,’ on its now deleted website.
According to Fiona O’Leary, a campaigner who spoke to The Guardian, she had a conversation with Baldwin in which he told her he distributed MMS through the church to ‘stay under the radar.’
The Guardian reported Baldwin told O’Leary: ‘When you draw attention to MMS you run the risk of getting in trouble with the government or drug companies. You have to do it low key. That’s why I set it up through the church.’
He reportedly told her he did not even refer to it as MMS because online algorithms could detect it and instead called it ‘healing water.’
He said that babies were given a half dose and that it caused no harm, just diarrhea.
The pastor – who trained as a nurse – is said to have little medical expertise.
But he strongly denied the claims made in The Guardian, telling NJ.com he had to shut down his social media accounts and website because ‘people are calling me Satan.’
‘All I wanted to do is help people using natural healing therapies,’ Baldwin said.
The video features footage of testing being carried out to check for malaria after MMS has been administered
Little is said to be shown preparing a solution at the small Ugandan hospital
In addition he denied administering the phony medicine, telling the paper: ‘I just educate. I don’t treat anybody.’
His 25-year-old English backer, Little, told The Guardian he had donated $10,000 to Baldwin’s ministry and had also spent $30,000 building a home for Ugandan children.
‘Somebody in my family was cured of cancer with MMS,’ the paper quote Little as saying. ‘I started researching online and saw more and more videos of people being cured. That’s when I decided to test it myself on malaria and traveled to Africa.’
In a video posted on YouTube, which has been deleted, Little is said to have documented a trial of MMS at a small hospital in Kyenjojo district, western Uganda.
He is said to be seen in the film telling medical staff about MMS and watching them administer it to small children, including a baby of around 14 months.
Little, who has no medical background, cites a 2018 study by the University of Dusseldorf in Germany which tested chlorine dioxide on 500 malaria patients in Cameroon.
The Guardian contacted the university which stated the study had been reviewed and was found to be ‘scientifically worthless, contradictory and in part ethically problematic.’
The small village hospital in Uganda where Little reported a successful trip in delivering the purported medicine
The video begins with a title screen which says: Malaria Field Study Cured in Two Hours’
The FDA have said: ‘The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to take Miracle Mineral Solution, an oral liquid also known as “Miracle Mineral Supplement” or “MMS.” The product, when used as directed, produces an industrial bleach that can cause serious harm to health.
‘The FDA has received several reports of health injuries from consumers using this product, including severe nausea, vomiting, and life-threatening low blood pressure from dehydration.
‘Consumers who have MMS should stop using it immediately and throw it away.
‘MMS is distributed on Internet sites and online auctions by multiple independent distributors. Although the products share the MMS name, the look of the labeling may vary.