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Leishmaniasis Update

Where there is great need…

In 2007-2008 while conducting additional Pilot Studies on HIV in Colombia, we came across a very interesting proposal from the Fourth Brigade of the Government of Colombia’s Military Forces. 

The Government of Colombia was burdened by the extreme costs in logistics and medical treatment of a parasitic infection affecting over a thousand (1,000) soldiers monthly. This parasite is transmitted by the bite of a sandfly, which deposits the eggs of a parasite just underneath the skin in the mucosa region.

The eggs grow and then hatch various parasites that begin to burrow their way throughout the body traveling via the bloodstream, the mucosa, and through organs.  These parasites, given the chance, will literally eat a person from the inside out. After years of proliferation and the deterioration of our organ systems, we succumb to a horrible death.  This is the worst-case scenario; there are medications for Leishmaniasis and treatment is definitive, but costs are high.

The costs to the Government of Colombia’s Military Forces to provide logistics for soldiers that are stationed in remote indigenous regions, to be helicopter transported of the jungle and flown to Bogota where the main Military Hospital is located, then the costs for medical attention and pharmacological treatment all add up.  This amounts to millions a year and a heavy burden for a Government that already has to deal with communists guerrilla forces, para-military forces, and drug trafficking cartels.



It was simple, the Military wished to know if our treatment method or modality as Dr. Fernandez calls it, would work for the parasite “Leishmaniasis” or as colloquially known in Colombia; “el Pito”.

After three days of study, Dr. Fernandez came to the conclusion that he needed two questions answered to absolutely know if PCI would work for a parasite, in particular Leishmaniasis.

The first question was whether the amount of energy given in photons currently with the PCI-1 would be enough to destroy a parasite that was thousands of times the size of a virus.  We knew that the current dosage would destroy any virus and bacteria but would it destroy a parasite?

The second question depends on the answering of the first; do we have to apply more energy or more frequency of treatments to destroy a parasite?  We could do both – increase energy and or frequency to solve the issue.  It was good enough for the government to say yes to future trials.

In our upcoming clinical trials to be performed concurrently with the HIV and Laminitis trials, we will prove the effectiveness of PCI in the treatment of Leishmaniasis and other tropical diseases as well.  In the Leishmaniasis trials, GMT has developed a rugged PCI-1 that will be able to administer treatments in the jungle.  For the Colombian Military, it means getting treatment while on the post and thereby drastically reducing suffering and costs.

We are also looking at the possible preventive protection abilities of PCI.  GMT not only believes it can destroy parasites but PCI can also be utilized as a preventive treatment source.  This would be a true breakthrough not only for Leishmaniasis but for other tropical diseases present and which afflict millions of people.

Some of the images and content on our website is graphical and disturbing in nature to some individuals of a non-medical background.  In an effort to illustrate accurately the physical conditions, sometimes associated with this disease, we have incorporated the least graphical illustrations as possible.  We believe that it is important to properly portray images that can provide our audience with a better visual understanding of the impact and suffering that people are experiencing worldwide by some of these hideous diseases.

These illustrations underline the importance for us to complete our clinical research and procure cures.  Our mission is to provide cures for these diseases, we hope to inspire and emphasize the importance of this to you.

Disclaimer: This video is for educational purposes only and you should talk to a health professional for specific health advice. Given the volume and changing nature of the evidence, information may not be complete, accurate or up to date.