South African scientists says Sondashi formula showing anti-HIV activity

SOUTH Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says laboratory tests on the Sondashi anti-HIV/AIDS herb has shown anti-HIV activity and is now ready for clinical tests on humans, according to Patson Chilemba, the First Secretary at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa.

The announcement was made by CSIR’s Biosciences Executive Director Dr Joe Molete and Technology Platform Manager Dr Vinesh Maharaj last week when Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Mr Muyeba Chikonde conducted a familiarisation tour of that country’s largest research institute, CSIR.

Dr Maharaj said CSIR would now proceed to conduct mechanical studies on the herb because earlier laboratory tests on the Sondashi Formula (SF 2000) had shown anti-HIV activity.

He said capsules made from the herb had already been developed to improve patient compliance, and as a refined form on the traditional preparations Dr Ludwig Sondashi was initially using.

“To show that it can produce the same ingredients, and also to show that it has some biological effects against HIV, that has been demonstrated to this point,” Dr Maharaj said. “The next step before you could actually register such a product is to do clinical studies to show that it is safe in humans, and that’s where the capsules will be now evaluated in a clinical setting.”

Dr Maharaj said CSIR was in the process of signing an agreement on the issues to do with intellectual property and benefit sharing between all the partners involved namely CSIR, Dr Sondashi and the Zambian government, whom he said were sponsoring the clinical study partially.

He said the agreement was likely to be signed in Zambia.

“It’s a Zambian biodiversity, Zambian knowledge and so the best benefit should actually go to Zambia,” said Dr Maharaj.

 

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73 Responses to "South African scientists says Sondashi formula showing anti-HIV activity"

  1. kampamba lweya  July 31, 2012 at 22:41

    may God richly bless you and continue giving you wisdom.how can i be part of this

  2. some-of-us  July 30, 2012 at 15:34

    @Zoron

    Yours is not an innocent question. You are hoping to spoil the party by starting a wild-fire rummur right before our very … screens. Have you checked the Doc’s writings and checked the acknowledgements? If not just let some-of-us bask with him in the success?

  3. brian musiwa  July 30, 2012 at 14:23

    we hope for the best gudluck father Sondashi

  4. Wiseman  July 30, 2012 at 14:18

    Good news for Africa unfortunately the Formula has already been stolen. The donors, NGOs and medical officials have benefited from the HIV/AIDs pandemic. Any intervention to eradicate HIV/AIDS will be fought with all the means at their disposal.Any cure will translate in loss of income to many.Thats why the local researchers are quick to say it wont work-Shame!! Viva Dr Sondashi.

  5. madamy  July 30, 2012 at 14:17

    i like Dr sondashi for one thing, he just dosent give up easily the old man has persevered.

    Gudluck man

  6. BJ  July 30, 2012 at 13:53

    This is something which should go without praise, please fellow Christians HIV/AIDS is not only created by sin find out more before you are affected. It is amazing to find that fellow Zambians could not come up together and congratulate this son of Zambia,don’t politicize it, don’t regionalism it or trivialize it like i am getting from many commentator. Viva Sondashi save us from demise planned by the white to control population explosion. For your own information our Population density is too low we need to multiply sustainably for us to develop to their own stages.

  7. ninny  July 30, 2012 at 12:09

    Let us keep our fingers crossed. Mr. Sondashi persevered and deserves kudos for that and monetary benefits as and when it is translated into a tablet.

  8. Chimuka  July 30, 2012 at 11:03

    Congrats Dr Sondashi. I hope the formula will be a success. A lot of MMD members and Zambians were hoping for your downfall. Zambians can be very Jealous and envious people who don’t want to see another Zambian do well.

  9. Mamen  July 30, 2012 at 10:42

    Remember this is the very formula our researchers (Dr. Chikusu etal) who have now turned politicians (as per normal Zambian way)said it could not work. Now that other serious researchers have said it is showing signs that it can work, we the Zambians are saying they will steal the formula (as per normal Zambian thinking). When are we going to learn to appreciate other peoples work? Mr. Maila claims the same and as usual the Zambian Scientists, without any tests, have dismissed the claims. When serious Scientists from somewhere else will take up the challenge and prove ours otherwise, We the People of Zambia will declare death sentences for them (as per usual Zambian Christian way of doing things)for committing high treason by stealing Mailacine. Shame on us for looking at everything through political and spiritual lenses!

  10. (yana bizwa Mbuya)  July 30, 2012 at 10:19

    Shalom…
    Bo UKWA THE TYRAN. Much as I appreciate the much talked about all have sinned…, I believe that God’s dealing with people of late as in the past few weeks, even days has been of ever decreasing grace and ever increasing judgement so that when I say the judgement now or today I mean judgement for this very day 30/07/2012 which may not have been the judgement obtaining three days ago and life cut short meaning cut even much much shorter.
    Shalom…

  11. MABLE  July 30, 2012 at 10:17

    And you are right abasungu aba baka fifulunganyafye ati iyo teti fibombe kubantu kano inga nibo.it doesnt matter kulafinwa fye nangu abasungu bakana .bena abasungu balikwata efyo ba nwa tabatwebafyonse .bravo bamudala .God BLESS YOU AND YOU A BLESSED BY MANY

  12. MMC Chilebabes.....  July 30, 2012 at 10:02

    @RESEACHER
    THE ANSWER IS IGNORANCE IN AFRICA.

  13. C-Hammer  July 30, 2012 at 09:58

    Encouraging news, i have followed this story from inception and believe that the Aids cure will come from Dr. Sodashi.We pray that muzungu does not steal the formula.Gaurd it with your life.

  14. UKWA THE TYRAN  July 30, 2012 at 09:45

    Dr. Sondashi has shown consistence in his work, and those who know him well, he is actually a well known acamedician. The gentleman is a good reseacher and hoe others will follow suit. One fact is that, every one has sinned and fallen short of Kingdom and it follows, every one is sick and has fallen short of long life.

  15. (yana bizwa Mbuya)  July 30, 2012 at 09:44

    Shalom…
    Fa I believe that all this excitement about SF 2000 is just a bubble which will soon burst. Not that I doubt that SF 2000 has anti-HIV activity but that I believe that now relatively much more righteousness is required from humanity for its well-being. So for example if today we are at a point where whoever with sin on them eats unleavened bread (or any other cereal grain for that matter, notwithstanding that cereals grains are said to contain only low body value protein and that in small amounts) cannot from it derive any physical growth to their body nor replacement of dead body cells, I believe that anti-HIV activity from SF 2000 might not be as useful a solution to them now coz their life on Earth would still be cut short from God’s ‘no growth’ judgement. So if God’s judgement on sin now touches on foods’ bio-availability to the human body, what lasting benefit is there to humans if HIV is contained/defeated/wiped out in a DUE TO SIN unnourishable person?
    Shalom…

  16. nafuti nafuti.  July 30, 2012 at 09:40

    great news indeed. mankind has been badly afflicted with this deadly episode of HIV/AIDS.Although western madicine is helping alot of people extending their lives some people are not so lucky, they are coming out with terrible disfiguring side effects and expensive complications such as renal falure. but it is too early to conclude now. and it is nice that the goverment is rendaring a helping hand. please keep it up we might end up serving the remaining population.

  17. Mabotu  July 30, 2012 at 09:22

    Great News. Dr. Sondashi has shown that one can use his/her brains to do other things apart from politics. I hope the president could emulate people like Dr. Sondashi and Peter Matoka who left politics to the Younger generation than to continue embarassing himself in front of children.

  18. (yana bizwa Mbuya)  July 30, 2012 at 09:19

    Shalom…
    Fa I believe that all this excitement about SF 2000 is just a bubble which will soon burst. Not that I doubt that SF 2000 has anti-HIV activity but that I believe that now relatively much more righteousness is required from humanity for its well-being. So for example if today we are at a point where whoever with sin on them eats unleavened bread (or any other cereal for that matter, notwithstanding that cereals are said to contain low body value protein) cannot from it derive any physical growth to their body nor replacement of dead body cells, I believe that anti-HIV activity from SF 2000 might not be as useful a solution to them now coz their life on Earth would still be cut short from no growth judgement. So if God’s judgement on sin now touches on foods’ bio-availability to the human body, what lasting benefit is there to humans if HIV is contained/defeated/wiped out in a DUE TO SIN unnourishable person?
    Shalom…

  19. Zoron  July 30, 2012 at 08:51

    How true is it that sondashi stole this formula from his house boy?

  20. chombela  July 30, 2012 at 08:47

    thats what we need positive zambians who can make an imact on the country..and not to leave a legacy of theft like our brothers up north

  21. DATA  July 30, 2012 at 08:10

    Thus good news for the people of zambia and indeed the Dr Sandashi family.We are all happy that ZAMBIANS are not just known to be beer drunkers but scientist as well.so we wish the MORE money in peoples pocket will now works for you DOC and all the best

  22. Ignatiuskapemba  July 30, 2012 at 07:53

    Congrats Mr.Sondashi on yo great achievement.

  23. Zambia For Sale  July 30, 2012 at 07:48

    We shall create Sondashi University in NWP using NWP resources

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