Next week will see the commencement of first rural BEMER case study implemented in Africa.
I have been very eager to take BEMER to a level where governments recognise and acknowledge the health and social impact of BEMER in poor African communities. The simplicity of the technology and its application; the profound physiological benefits; and its cost efficiency need to be demonstrated and documented for the benefit of South African society. But how does one establish such a programme so that it is relevant, manageable and feasible?
I discussed my intentions with Prof Dietmar Winzker (BEMER Africa CEO) and Dr Richard Chernis and they both agreed that the opportunity was tangible but the logistics of such an operation could present some obstacles.
Richard proposed that we should tap into our established network in the Marico, North West Province, where German volunteers work in various community projects. They would be able to apply the therapy daily and collect data.
BEMER will provide significant health benefits and support to people with communicable and non-communicable diseases and mild to severe acute conditions:
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Diabetes Types 1 and 2
- Diabetes complications (retinopathy, foot uclers, kidney disease)
- Bone Density
We will be integrating the BEMER systems into established community programmes that are supported by locals at key locations in the Marico area. German volunteers have been working on these programmes for many years.
This Sunday (9 February 2014) will see us venture to the Groot Marico to train the volunteers and hand over to them their BEMER Systems that they will use for the next 6 months.
We have set up this blog to record and publicize the health and social changes that we hope to see in these communities. Volunteers will regularly post information to the site so that the general public and government officials recognise the impact of BEMER in poor rural communities.
If you have any comments and would like to participate in any way then let us know!