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September 2, 2013 BY DAVE MIHALOVIC
Gates, Merck, & GSK Targeting Illiterate Adolescents Without Consent for HPV Vaccine Trials in India, Uganda and Peru

The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME) recently accused the WHO of promoting Pentavalent vaccine "by stating falsely that no adverse event following immunization (AEFI) has ever been reported with the vaccine." Now India’s Department of Health Research is providing a glimpse of how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI Alliance and other pharmaceutically-funded philanthropies target vulnerable children in poor countries for vaccines they cannot consent to.

In a report to the India Parliament, healthcare experts led by Committee Chair Shri Amar Singh reported last week that thousands of mostly illiterate families and adolescent children in the impoverished Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh were targeted without consent by the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) in vaccine trials for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

Reportedly funded by The Gates Foundation, the experiments provided for no investigations or reporting of known adverse drug reactions like anaphylaxis, syncope, convulsions, asthma, central demyelinating diseases, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, Idiopathic Thrombopenia, Purpura, etc. According to the report, functionaries were “worried of bad publicity in case of side effects” and PATH provided for no urgent expert medical attention in case of serious adverse events whether known or unexpected.

The trials were conducted in the name of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the official government program “to give it respectability and official endorsement.”

From the Report:

The Committee finds the entire matter very intriguing and fishy. The choice of countries and population groups; the monopolistic nature, at that point of time, of the product being pushed; the unlimited market potential and opportunities in the universal immunization progammes of the respective countries are all pointers to a well-planned scheme to commercially exploit a situation. Had PATH been successful in getting the HPV vaccine included in the universal immunization programme of the concerned countries, this would have generated windfall profit for the manufacturer(s) by way of automatic sale, year after year, without any promotional or marketing expenses. It is well known that once introduced into the immunization programme it becomes politically impossible to stop any vaccination. To achieve this end effortlessly without going through the arduous and strictly regulated route of clinical trials, PATH resorted to an element of subterfuge by calling the clinical trials as “Observational Studies” or “Demonstration Project” and various such expressions. Thus, the interest, safety and wellbeing of subjects were completely jeopardized by PATH by using self-determined and self-servicing nomenclature which is not only highly deplorable but a serious breach of law of the land. The Committee is not aware about the strategy followed by PATH in the remaining three countries viz. Uganda, Vietnam and Peru. The Government should take up the matter with the Governments of these countries through diplomatic channels to know the truth of the matter and take appropriate necessary action, accordingly. The Committee would also like to be apprised of the responses of these countries in the matter.

GAVI and The Polio Vaccine Push

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the Worlds most powerful charity. It is funded to the tune of $34.6 in addition to $30 from the investments from Warren Buffet. In 2000, the foundation founded the Global Fund for Childrens Vaccines (GAVI). It is an international collaboration among the Rockefeller foundation, Governments, the World Bank, WHO, International Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Vaccine Makers and UNICEF.

GAVI is also funded by governments in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, the European Commission, as well as private and corporate partners such as Absolute Return for Kids, Anglo American plc., The Childrens Investment Fund Foundation, Comic Relief, Dutch Postcode Lottery, His Highness Sheikh Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, JP Morgan, la Caixa Foundation, LDS Charities and Vodafone.

A government inquiry was launched in 2011 has found that polio vaccines for infants funded by the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisation are causing deaths and disabilities in regional countries including Pakistan. The report on The Express Tribune also suggested suspending the mass polio campaign, including the administration of pentavalent vaccines until an inquiry finds these vaccines safe for children. There is now evidence that polio paralysis has also been a very common yet discreetly hidden side effect associated with polio vaccines.

How Vaccination Works in India

India does not have a well-defined vaccine policy. It has a National Immunisation Programme, under which it conducts an Expanded Programme of Immunisation (EPI). Twenty-five million children are born every year in India. That is a vast vaccine market, far bigger than many countries put together. Only about 53 percent of the children born in India are vaccinated. This means about 11 million children in India become part of the targeted group for vaccination.

Also, only about 40 percent of the children are born in medical institutions. Here, there is a process laid down for vaccination. A whopping 60 percent of annual Indian births, or 15 million, are in homes or anywhere else. Most of them, in the villages and backwaters of India, are not likely to get vaccinated. Eighty-five percent of all vaccination in India is done by the government. The private sector accounts for the other 15 percent.

In early April of this year, an Indian Manufacturer cut the price of the childhood vaccine by 30 percent.

The journal has also questioned the very rationale for introducing Hib vaccination in India where the incidence of Hib disease is very low. The editorial estimates that vaccinating 25 million babies could at best save 350 children from Hib meningitis and Hib pneumonia but "3125 children will die from vaccine adverse effects."

The journal warns that when countries like Bhutan and Vietnam have taken action, it is imperative that India acts to protect the lives of its children. "To trivialize all these deaths as coincidental is hiding the real picture."


Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment.

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