Bleach Cult Performing Unsanctioned Human Experiments on Uganda Villages

At the beginning of April, I started to receive messages on Facebook from a man claiming to have proof that the industrial bleach and water purifier, chlorine dioxide (Miracle Mineral Solution – MMS), can not only cure malaria, but can do so in as little as two hours. The messages, which included a link to a now-deleted YouTube video, were sent by 25-year-old former clairvoyant, Sam Little, who ended by stating, “The truth will always win in the end!”. The video Sam sent me a link to was titled, ‘Malaria cured in 2 hours with MMS Miracle mineral solution’, and was identical to the Red Cross “study” 7 years prior. Horrified that history was repeating itself, I asked him how he came to find this obscure video on YouTube, only to discover that he actually starred in it. Sam was the one who was front and centre, conning Ugandan villagers to feed this industrial bleach to their children, and no, I am not being overly dramatic, as the video predominantly shows children rather than adults drinking this toxic fluid. Over the following 6 weeks, I, and several others, probed Sam for information regarding this new “clinical trial” and, to our horror, discovered that he was only a cog in a much larger machine. This is the story of how, with Sam’s help, we stumbled upon a network of bleach-pushers that had conned up to 50,000 Ugandans to consume MMS by convincing them it was a gift from God. 

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My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

3 Comments on Bleach Cult Performing Unsanctioned Human Experiments on Uganda Villages

  1. https://www.independent.co.ug/is-mzungu-savior-killing-babies-in-mayuge/#comments

    Myles there is one more suspect you have to consider at play here Renee Bach her named has surfaced as the American Humanitarian under investigation for impersonating a doctor, abusing children and killing children in Uganda. She’s on trial for the abuse and murder allegations by some of the Ugandan victims. Note the exact number of victims in Uganda is subject to change as the trial goes on.

    https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/a-us-missionary-with-no-medical-training-is-being-sued-over-death-of-ugandan-kids-at-medical-facility-/

    https://cbsaustin.com/news/nation-world/virginia-missionary-sued-for-pretending-to-be-doctor

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  2. https://people.com/crime/virginia-missionary-uganda-allegedly-caused-deaths-2-children-impersonated-doctor/

    https://wtvr.com/2019/06/25/virginia-missionary-accused-of-impersonating-doctor-causing-deaths-in-uganda/

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/white-saviourism-under-scrutiny-after-child-deaths-in-uganda-1.3940693

    Here is more allegations from Uganda.

    A legal case against an American missionary accused of causing the deaths of children under her care, while she posed as a medical practitioner, has raised a debate about foreign aid workers and “white saviourism” in Uganda.

    Renee Bach, a Christian from Virginia, travelled to Uganda in 2007 at the age of 18 and founded the organisation Serving His Children, in Jinja, a southern town home to the source of the Nile. Its website describes the organisation as a “God-breathed and directed ministry working to end malnutrition in families and communities”.

    The case against Bach is being brought by two mothers whose children died. In case documents, they say they were led to believe she was a “medical doctor” and her home was a “medical facility”.

    Bach was often seen wearing a white coat, a stethoscope and regularly administered medication to children in her care, they say. It was only after their children died they discovered Bach had no training in medicine and her facility had been ordered to close amid allegations of medical malpractice.

    In a statement released through her lawyer, Bach said she never represented herself as a doctor or a nurse, but “learned skills to help provide assistance as necessary; and she often assisted nurses and other healthcare professionals to serve in crisis situations”.

    Deleted blog post
    In a now-deleted blog post – recovered by the advocacy group No White Saviours, which has been highlighting the case – Bach previously wrote about treating children. “I hooked the baby up to oxygen and got to work . . . I took her temperature, started an IV, checked her blood sugar, tested for malaria, and looked at her HB count . . . After doing a search for blood around Jinja town, we found her type and it was a match! We started the transfusion . . . ”

    The Kampala-based Women’s Pro-Bono Initiative is representing the Ugandan women, who say their children were among many who died under Bach’s care.

    “These mothers lost their children as a result of Renee’s and Serving His Children’s illegal and unethical conduct,” Primah Kwagala, Women’s Pro-Bono Initiative chief executive, told The Irish Times.

    “They want Renee to be stopped from providing any medical services, they want her punished for her past conduct in monetary terms and for [the] court to declare that her actions led to violations of their human rights including the right to life, health, abuse of their dignity, discrimination on the basis of race and social standard.”

    A lawsuit has been adjourned until 2020.

    While Bach’s lawyers dispute that she ever came into contact with either of the children who died, one of the challenges with the case is that Serving His Children didn’t keep proper records, according to Kwagala.

    “It’s common knowledge that Renee – not being a medical professional – never kept records, she had no idea what should and what shouldn’t be recorded. The court will look at the evidence on court record to decide if her assertions are true or not.”

    David Gibbs, attorney for Bach and Serving His Children, and president of the US-based National Centre for Life and Liberty, said he believed more than 100 children had died since Serving His Children began operating, but said this was not due to malpractice, and many were already very sick when they came in for treatment. Some were referred on to hospitals, he said.

    ‘Vigorously defend’
    Bach will “vigorously defend” her non-profit and her own name, Gibbs said, while denying claims she is hiding in the US to avoid these allegations. “If that requires her to attend trial she will do that.”

    Gibbs called members of No White Saviours “reputational terrorists”.

    In an interview with The Irish Times, he said it was possible the group wanted to affect donations and “create fear, doubt and panic”.

    Kelsey Nielsen, co-founder of No White Saviours, denied this. “In order for them to win this case, one of the only plausible strategies they have is to paint Renee as the victim of a ‘character assassination’,” she said.

    “Like Renee, I am also a white American woman who travelled to Uganda with a great deal of passion and good intentions. I can understand and relate to how Renee started off but ever since I was made aware of the severity of what she was doing, I have only wanted to see a proper legal process and investigation take place.”

    Nielsen said one of the reasons the group is publicising this case is because Serving His Children is still operating in Uganda.

    Her co-founder agreed. “People have taken Africa to be an experimental grounds where you can come and do anything and walk away . . . without anyone holding you accountable,” Alaso Olivia Patience told Al Jazeera. “If it was a black woman who went to any part of the US or Europe and did this they would be in jail right now.”

    ‘Miracle cure’
    Bach is far from the only foreigner to garner attention in Uganda due to allegations of maltreatment of locals. In May, the Guardian revealed that a British man and US pastor had been involved in giving a bleach-based “miracle cure” to as many as 50,000 Ugandans.

    Robert Baldwin and Sam Little were accused of distributing the mixture, known by advocates as MMS or Miracle Mineral Solution, to villagers through churches, giving local pastors smartphones in exchange for assisting them.

    They allegedly claimed the industrial bleach could cure diseases including cancer and Aids.

    Little (25) was arrested in Uganda five days later, while Baldwin, who is in the US, denied distributing the bleach and told local media he was being demonised.

    “All I wanted to do is help people using natural healing therapies,” he said.

    If the allegations are substantiated, Little “must face the law”, said a spokesperson for the Ugandan ministry of health. “Samples of the chemical concoction have already been obtained by Uganda National Drug Authority and security agencies for testing.”

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  3. Here is more

    An American missionary accused of contributing to African babies’ deaths by treating them for malnutrition despite not being a doctor has hit back at the women suing her.

    Renee Bach, 35, is from Virginia but moved to Africa when she was a teenager to work as a missionary. In 2009, she set up the Serving His Children clinic in Masese to treat children and babies who were close to death because of malnutrition.

    In a lawsuit filed in January at the High Court in Jinja, mothers Gimbo Zubeda and Kakai Annet allege that she caused their babies deaths and the deaths of dozens more.

    Annet gave birth to a boy in 2017 but she says he was ‘snatched’ from her by Bach and the clinic.

    ‘My son – Elijah Benjamin would be two-years-old today had he been alive. I delivered him at Jinja Hospital on 21 January, 2017. I feel his life was snatched from my arms by the actions of Ms. Renee Bach,’ she said.

    They are demanding that her facility be shut down and are asking for damages.

    But in a lengthy response to the suit to DailyMail.com, Bach insists she had nothing to do with the deaths or those of any others.

    Her attorney admitted that she ‘assisted’ nurses in some cases but would not say which procedures she ever performed.

    Photographs which surfaced online before the lawsuit show her wearing a stethoscope to treat kids.

    She says one of the babies was never even treated at her clinic and claims she was out of the country when the other died.

    ‘The civil lawsuit filed against Ms Bach is entirely without merit and will be vigorously answered in court.

    ‘One of the children in the lawsuit was never treated by Serving His Children. The other child was treated at Serving His Children while Ms Bach was not in Uganda.

    ‘These sensational allegations are patently false and fail to recognize the 3,600 malnourished children who have recovered because of the care and treatment provided by SHC,’ her attorney, Attorney David Gibbs III, said on her behalf.

    He added that she was being attacked by ‘reputational terrorists’ who had put her in danger by spreading their allegations.

    The women say that they brought their children to Bach’s facility under the impression that she was a medically trained professional.

    They claim she gave their children aid but that despite her efforts, the children died.

    Afterwards, in 2015, they say they learned Bach had never been given medical training.

    Others have alleged malpractice in blog posts about the Virginian, claiming she sent children home after ‘fattening them up’ without ensuring it was safe for them.

    Bach has admitted in the past that she has no medical training but claims the most she ever did to a child was give them an IV.

    The allegations against the practice have been well-documented in local media since last year, when staff told local news station NBS that it had changed its practices.

    But the lawsuit demands the facility be shut down entirely and says it is still accepting children for care despite being ordered to close down by The Department of Health in 2015.

    It was filed by the Women’s Probono Initiative.

    In a statement at the time, the group said: ‘The mothers allege that they were led to believe that Ms. Renee Bach was a “medical doctor” and that her home was a “medical facility” as she was often seen wearing a white coat, a stethoscope and often administered medications to children in her care.

    ‘When their children died however, they were told that Ms. Renee has no training at all in medicine and that in 2015, the District Health Officer had closed her facility and ordered her to not offer any treatment to any child.’

    One of the group’s members called it ‘unacceptable, narcissistic behavior.’

    ‘By doing so, they mislead unsuspecting vulnerable members of the public,’ they said.

    Bach has been scrubbed from the facility’s websites and it has deleted its social media pages.

    In response to a 2018 article about the allegations, the organization said: ‘At no time has our founder, Renee Bach, presented herself as a medical professional, experimented on or caused the death of any child.

    ‘Having been trained by medical professionals to start IVs, Ms. Bach has in the past provided assistance in such procedures when requested and currently serves in an administrative capacity and participates in fundraising for the organization.’

    The case is being urged on by a group called No White Saviors which has been campaigning for Bach to be shut down for months.

    In an article published on Medium by one of its members last year, they described how Bach was giving children ‘oxygen’ and other medical treatment and wrote about it in now deleted blog posts.

    The author, who is not named but describes themselves as a white, American volunteer, said they met Bach in 2014.

    ‘Initially, I admired Renee for her sacrifice and tireless commitment to children battling malnutrition.

    ‘It was not until January 2014 that my perspective really started to change,’ she said.

    She went on to describe how Mach ‘got him fat and healthy and then sent him home without so much as any consideration for the root cause of his malnutrition.’

    ‘There was no follow up, so he fell sick again, so sick that his body was not able to come back from it this time,’ she wrote.

    Later, she learned that the woman had also been practicing medicine on babies despite not having any medical training.

    ‘She had medical professionals on staff but she herself, with no medical training, chose to actively treat and respond to serious medical needs of children in crisis,’ she went on.

    It is unclear if she is still working at the facility or if she remains in Uganda.

    Bach first went to Uganda as an 18-year-old for a 10-day missionary trip and said she fell in love with it.

    She met her daughter when she was ten days old and adopted her after learning that her birth mother had died.

    She founded the organization to cure malnutrition and claims online to partner with the local government to offer medical treatment.

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