Dec, 16, 2009

Is there a cure for AIDS in the motherland? That is what Baba Chukuri is claiming. The Nigerian herbal healer who claims he's been curing AIDS across his native country is one of many traditional healers there offering daily treatments for a variety of illnesses, according to Seventy percent of Nigeria's population live on less than a dollar a day, forcing many to go to local healers like Chukuri rather than pay for costly medical professionals. But with the second highest number of AIDS cases in the world, "cures" are also big business there. However, Nigeria's Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) are now testing Chukuri's and other healer's claims.—BB

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