Rayk Saemann, Germany, coordinator of the WHA initiative

Rayk Saemann, Germany - WHA Coordinator

“How much right do we have to our own health? Spontaneously, perhaps everyone would answer that it is self-evident that no one else except herself/himself should possess this authority. But can we really avail ourselves of this right so long as our health is officially declared to be a commodity? How realistic is such a right if a so-called “health market” is purposefully developed using the machinery of profit, with the annual expenditures of so-called “modern health systems” now being of a similar size to the entire national budgets of some other countries? And is what we thereby finance really health, or is it rather the expansion of diseases?

Nowhere else is the contradiction between the actual interests of the patients and the prevailing profit orientation more evident than in the Pharmaceutical Investment Business with Disease. On the one hand, we have the expectation of the people for the elimination of diseases, on the other we have the treatment of symptoms with expensive, patented and side effect-prone substances. The size of this fraud business to date is really enormous. As such, it is hardly surprising that global pharmaceutical companies, given the billions in profits at stake, fight with all their power against effective alternatives from the area of science-based natural health. In no other manufacturing sector than in the pharmaceutical industry is it possible to realize annual profits averaging 25 percent and more!

When we do not want to cede the key responsibility for our health to others, we ourselves must take the initiative and acquire fundamental knowledge about maintaining and improving our health. We need to learn to understand the causes of diseases and, consequently, how they can be controlled in a natural way. This goal is central to the educational efforts of the WHA campaign.

Health affects us all, no matter what age we are. It is not only relevant when our loved ones or ourselves are personally confronted with health problems, it is central to all of our societies. Prevention is key to this. But beyond this immediate form of being concerned, there are enough reasons to look, in time, into ‘health’ and its economic implications. Health care is a high social good, and we cannot understand it in isolation from other aspects of society. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial to work for improvements if we want to assure and shape our future. Who, if not we should have a greater interest? The time to begin implementing the necessary changes is now!”

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