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The Gambia / AIDS Story #855044

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Banjul, The Gambia: Jeff Koinange) The claim by the president of The Gambia that he can cure AIDS on Mondays and Thursday examined; scenes shown of patients being treated in a controversial herbal experiment and of the white-robed president. [AIDS patient "FATUMA"†- {thru reporter's translation} says she feels reborn.] [AIDS patient Ousman SOW†- says he is healed via this treatment.] CNN's difficulty in contacting the president or getting medical records of the patients noted. [Western-trained physician Dr. Tamsin MBOWE†- says the herbal medication is working; asks medical people to verify the treatment.] [South Africa Medical Council Dr. Jerry COOVADIA†- raises questions.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Data on fighting AIDS worldwide outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Koinange, Jeff

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