The American pastor of New Jersey, supported by a former British psychic, runs a network that provides up to 50,000 Ugandan "miracle medicines" from industrial whites that claim that poisoning toxic chemicals eliminates cancer, HIV / AIDS, malaria and most other illnesses.
The network, led by Pastor Robert Baldwin and partially financed by Sam Little from Arlesey in Bedfordshire, is one of the most comprehensive efforts to distribute a "miracle medicine" known as MMS, or a "miraculous mineral solution". The Guardian learned that cholesterol dioxide, a product that has no known health benefits and can be very dangerous, to poor Ugandan people, including a baby under the age of 14 months.
Baldwin, 52, imports bulk shipments of MMS, sodium chlorite and citric acid components in Uganda from China. Both chemicals are mixed to produce chlorine dioxide, a strong bleach, which is used in the textile industry.
The US parish priest educated about 1,200 priests on the management of the "miracle medicine" in Uganda and then used to treat approximately 50 congregations, usually after a Sunday service. As an incentive, Baldwin offers smartphones to those priests who are particularly "committed" to the spread of the bleaching product.
Baldwin works within the ministry set up by Global Healing. "The Church" is advertised as "using the power of the Almighty God … to greatly reduce the loss of life in Africa".
But in a telephone conversation with Fiona O'Briy, a fighter with a nickname who was talking to him while presenting as a freelance journalist, Baldwin said he distributed the bleach through the churches to "stay under radar".
"We do not want to attract any attention," he said during a conversation, the recording of which was heard by the Guardian. "When you point to MMS, you risk getting problems with the government or pharmaceutical companies. You need to do this with a low key. So I put it through the church. "
He added that he uses euphemism on Facebook as extra prudence, where he collects money through online donations. "I do not call it MMS, I call it" healing water "to protect it. They are very sophisticated. Facebook has algorithms that can recognize" MMS. "
Baldwin, who studied as a student nurse and is understood to have no other medical knowledge, said he chose Uganda because it was a poor country with weak regulation. He spoke from New Jersey, where he had headquarters, and told O'Brien: "America and Europe have much stricter laws that you will not be so free to people because they are controlled by the FDA. So I work in developing countries. "
He added: "Those people in poor countries who do not have the opportunities we have in richer countries are much more open to receiving the blessings God has given them."
Asked how infants and children were treated with MMS, he said that the dose was reduced by half. "Small infants can take a small amount of spit, they spit out. It does not cause any harm – they only get diarrhea. "
Guardian contacted Baldwin in New Jersey by phone and asked the parish priest to explain his work in Uganda. He said: "We use natural healing therapies to help people – this is something that Christians do."
He then said: "I think it's not good that we are talking to the media now."
When asked which bleach doses he uses in Africa, he suddenly stopped the call.
MMS is prohibited in several countries, including Canada and Ireland. In the United Kingdom and the US, it is strictly controlled and led to prosecution for fraud.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public warning to advise anyone who has MMS to "stop using it immediately and discard it". Several people were bad because of a chemical, says the FDA, who suffers from nausea, diarrhea and potentially "deadly low blood pressure due to dehydration".
It seems that Baldwin's growing MMS network in Uganda includes a wholesale distribution of bleach. It is not clear how the money is collected for payment. There are sites to raise funds on Facebook, although it seems that the amounts we make are small.
The MMS thread was partially funded by Sam Little. The British, aged 25, currently living in Fort Portala, in the west of Uganda, where the Guardian spoke to him via a mobile phone.
According to his Facebook page, Little attended the Staffordshire University before he set up as a psychic with a company that is now dead called Psychic Sam. Facebook posts from 2015 suggest that it offers Tarot card readings, "treatment" and "regression therapy" for £ 6.99 ($ 8.90).
He told Guardian he also earned "investments" and helped with his savings in the distribution of MMS in Uganda with a $ 10,000 grant. In addition, he gave $ 30,000 to build a home for about 20 homeless children from Uganda.
The home "Sam's Orphanage" is calling on Facebook, where he tries to collect money for the completion of the building with donations. He said that the project was separate from his work with bleaching and insisted that he did not intend to treat children in the orphanage with MMS.
In England, for the first time, his friend introduced the "miracle medicine".
"Someone in my family has been cured of cancer with MMS," he said. "I started exploring online and I've seen more and more videos of people who have been cured. At that time, I decided to test it on malaria and travel to Africa. "
Little has posted a video online about a trip he took on March 11th at a village hospital in Kyenjojo district in western Uganda, where he has conducted a trial that he said could prove that malaria can be cured with chlorine dioxide in two hours. Although he does not have any medical training, the Briton is seen on a video that sends workers to a small local hospital to give a bleach of formula: 18 drops for adults, 12 drops for children aged five to twelve, and eight drops for children, old from one year. to four.
The video shows nine people who have received two doses of fluid, including a child about 14 months old, who screams in the mother's hand when he cries. Blood tests carried out by the laboratory showed that microorganisms disappeared within two hours.
The British told Guardian that the laboratory technician had examined the blood samples of nine local people who had been tested and said that they were cured. I did not return to the hospital to check the results.
He told the Guardian to repeat the study on HIV / AIDS patients in several locations in Uganda to prove that MMS is also a cure for this disease. He acknowledged that he would not be permitted to conduct such "field studies" in the United Kingdom or the United States, but he replied that he was not doing it for money, but solely from altruistic motives when he asked the question whether he uses poor Ugandans like guinea pigs.
"People do not use as guinea pigs to test," he said, "to help them. We have treated many people not only because of malaria, cancer, HIV, all sorts of things."
Asked to state scientific evidence that MMS is a medicine, he drew attention to a study from 2018, in which chlorine dioxide was tested on 500 malaria patients in Cameroon. The main author of the study was Enna Freya from Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The Guardian turned to the university and told her that her medical faculty examined the study and found that it was "scientifically worthless, controversial and partly ethically problematic". In February, Freye was deprived of the title Apl-professor at the faculty because he "severely damaged the respect and trust that this title requires." She no longer works at any institution in the university.
Guardian tried to get in touch with Freye for comment, but he did not hear immediately.
The Ministry of Health in Uganda was worried when it heard about MMS-related attempts, saying it had no information about chlorine dioxide testing in Uganda's hospitals. Emmanuel Ainebyoona, a ministry official, said that a government inquiry was launched.
"We are exploring the activities of these people. You do not advertise in the medical profession when you are treating people, "he said, referring to a video claiming he was treating malaria within two hours.
The Ugandan Ministry of Gender Equality and Social Development, which is authorized and approved by all new orphanages, said it also launched an investigation into Little's plans for a home for 20 children.
"We never received documents from Fort Portal showing the need for an orphanage," said a senior official. "These are new information for us."