Merger to give wellness packs to HIV+ people

2007-12-14 00:00

Seven million immune-boosting packs are to be delivered to people living with HIV/Aids in Africa.

Currently, about 22,5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live with HIV/Aids, an epidemic that has profound negative social and economic consequences and has reached far beyond a crisis situation.

Imuniti Holdings Ltd, a South African company founded in 2004, together with the Africa Forum and Edge to Edge Global Investments Ltd, have combined forces in order to take charge of the devastating HIV/Aids situation in Africa.

Edge to Edge Global Investments Ltd, a company owned by two founder members of Imuniti Holdings Limited, John Ellis and Jan Louw, have co-ordinated an agreement with the Forum for Former African Heads of State and Government, commonly known as the Africa Forum.

The agreement states that Imuniti Holdings Ltd must supply seven million Imuniti Wellness Packs throughout Africa during the first year, which is due to start in February 2008.

CEO of Imuniti Holdings Ltd, Paul Fouche, says: “Anti-retroviral drugs are ineffective when your body is malnourished and your immune system is weak”.

“We believe that the only way to take control of this disease is to enhance the immune system through proper nourishment.

“The World Health Organisation has determined that the progression of HIV positive status to full

blown Aids can be significantly restrained by the application of good nutrition and immune enhancing nutrients.”

The monthly pack contains natural immune-boosting products, high protein fortified nutritional supplements and a natural water sterilisation agent, which is unique in the market in terms of composition, lack of toxicity, pricing and application.

It also has academic endorsement: the product has undergone extensive testing at the CSIR, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria, University of Johannesburg and the SABS.

“Africa needs a focused approach. We will announce other initiatives between Edge to Edge Global Investments Ltd and the Africa Forum,” says John Tesha, executive director of the Africa Forum.

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