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Dear Dr. Martin,
Dear Stuart,

We are very happy to contact you again. We are very pleased by your efforts to introduce scientific natural medicine in Burundi. Your interest to eradicate malaria in tropics is a big thing to applaud.

We are very happy to applaud Dr. Hirtís long run research in the tropics. He has shown that a lot of humble plants which are ignored by many are the big medicine.

Bye Bye Malaria in the tropics, sure, is a dream of any person who really thinks on better life. Is this possible? Yes, it is possible. One big potential is that HUMANS HAVE AN INNATE DOCTOR WITHIN: IMMUNE SYSTEM. A sound use of herbs combined with a balanced nutrition is the main solution. And here in tropics, we have a lot of herbs (still unused), even if our soils grow a lot of vegetables, fruits, and staple crops, there is less use of fruits and vegetables in our diets. The big part of Burundian diets is staple foods. There is a need of campaigns to teach the better nutrition and use of herbs. Thus, anamed seminars are the best way to reach this objective. The seminar you are sponsoring will be a big start. This seminar will be followed by a lot of small seminars in different localities in church missions and in villages.

We had a meeting yesterday regarding the date of the seminar. We have considered some points which could make the seminar successful: garden and results. Since last month we are making gardens of vegetables, fruits and herbs at Kibuye Hope Hospital. We want to run many trials and make a data on different herbs species. We are making nurseries of vegetables, herbs and fruit trees. We also want to experiment with Biointensive Agriculture (with double-digging) which is a sustainable way of farming. Also, our hospital is taking in charge malnourished children and we are giving them porridge (maize+sorghum+soybean). We plan to make trials by supplementing it with Moringa powder and then compare the results. So with all these considerations, we would like to hold the seminar on 1-7 February 2015. That time presents also some other potentials. We will have collected some local seeds. The second agricultural season starts in mid-Februry, so participants trained in beginning February will be well prepared for second agricultural season. But the big season starts in September. We hope participants will achieve a lot in September season and again we expect they will have trained their neighbors.


We would like to have your point of view.

Best regards.

Yours sincerely,
Vital Kwizera (Gardener at Kibuye Hope Hospital and anamed coordinator)
Dr Jason Fader (Surgeon at Kibuye Hope Hospital)

Note: I was supposed to send you this email on monday, but there was no electricity in Gitega town for three days. I am very happy now.