An organization known as the Global Profile Alliance, GPA has raised an alarm that the arrangement to release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to combat malaria in Africa will cause mass sterilization in the black African countries.
The call arose in an extra ordinary emergency meeting considering the international security threat to life related to the release of the GMO mosquitoes in Nigeria and across several countries in Africa including Burkina Faso, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and others by the research consortium.
GPA is calling on the United Nation Security Council to ban the “Target Malaria” programme which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
According to GPA, there is overwhelming evidence which suggests that the GMO mosquitoes will sterilize humans and animals alike in the target areas.
Bill and Melinda Gates expressed that “Target malaria” is funded to carry out the planned eradication of malaria as a public health problem in Nigeria and across the African continent. The programme’s aim is to openly release “Gene Drive” mosquitoes to reduce the population of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes which transmit the parasite that causes malaria.
Target Malaria intends to spread the gene-drive-carrying mosquitoes across all sub Sahara Black Africa by 2024.
In a meeting held in November 2018 at the UN conference, the billionaire sponsors presented only one side of their proposed malaria eradication program with ‘gene-drive’.
However they did not reveal to the UN that the technology is very harmful, it is believed that the gene drive may be uncontrollable and could have ‘unintended consequences’.
“Target Malaria, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation did not disclose to the UN that their real aim is a mass sterilization program of the entire Black Africa using transgenic mosquitoes as flying syringe to deliver a sterilizing gene to all Black Africans and render the entire black people of the continent infertile with a gene called the homing endonuclease gene (HEG),” GPA says.
In the light of this, the civil society organization and some scientists have called for a moratorium on the techniques adopted by Target Malaria in order to find a safer way of addressing the issue.