The Nano Silver nutrient that was reportedly rejected by the Liberian health authorities is said to be curing Ebola patients in neighboring Sierra Leone, according to Sierra Leonean officials. A government official in Sierra Leone says that some people are recovering from Ebola because of the Nano silver treatment, rejected in Liberia.
At the beginning of the Ebola outbreak here, a group under the banner Concerned Citizens of Liberia chaired by Mr. Nathaniel Blama, a Montserrado County senatorial aspirant told a news conference that it had secured the product “Nano Silver” that could deactivate the Ebola Virus if administered to patients.
“Nano Silver, from our research, has shown that it has the power to cure lots of illnesses and diseases, including the ability to deactivate the Ebola Virus.” According to Blama, the nutrient is made up of crystal mineral water and Macro Particles of refined silver, adding that it is nontoxic, self-sterilizing and inexpensive.
The drug is reportedly being manufactured in the United States of America and has been in circulation since it was first discovered in 1994 by the US department of defense. But Liberia’s Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah, said the WHO has not satisfied Nano Silver to be used or tested on Ebola patients so Liberia cannot use the nutrient.
The Star Africa Newspaper in Sierra Leone reported that the Sierra Leonean Minister of Information Alpha Kanu, recently wrote in a letter that “this works; people are getting better.” But efforts to get this information and the treatment itself to people have met with great opposition on the part of the United States FDA and others. At this point, every option to treat Ebola, both pharmaceutical and natural, remains experimental. So why is this one option being met with so much resistance?” the paper quoted the Minister.
According to a statement by NSF’s Medical Director Dr. Rima Laibow, a shipment of the product was made to Sierra Leone on August 20, 2014. However, it didn’t arrive until “September 28, five weeks later while the disease spread and people suffered and died unnecessarily because international forces opposed the simple clinical demonstration of the nutrient.”
The shipment follows a statement by the World Health Organization on August 12, that acknowledges that there is not yet a proven treatment, but even unproven options should be made available to people afflicted with Ebola.
According to the FDA’s website, nutritional supplements, essential oils, herbs, and other natural products cannot claim to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” Those products must post a disclaimer declaring such, because according to the American government, “only a drug can legally make such a claim.” No matter how effective a natural substance may be, there is, in effect, a gag order on any and all companies marketing them, preventing them from saying so.
Just before the shipment reached Sierra Leone, Kanu reportedly made it clear that his government did not need FDA approval to offer it as a therapy option, according to Star Africa. Alpha Kanu is a trained chemist, who believes that the people who are suffering in his country have the right to use any and all treatment options that are available to them. It is “a matter of choice,” he believes, resting “on the patients or their families, as to whether to administer it as treatment for Ebola.”