International Service Assistance Funds

Protect life on Earth by voluntarily reducing human population growth

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International Service Assistance Funds

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States

http://www.quinacrine.org

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Project Summary

The United Nations projects human population to be 11.2 billion by 2100. UNICEF reports, “the average number of children dying each day is 25,000”. Many other species are being ravaged too. Experts tell us that to reduce population growth and poverty we must empower women who may already understand that smaller families are healthier and happier. If the quinacrine sterilization (QS) method was made available to health providers globally, then much suffering and many lives would be saved. By 2004, QS was being used non-coercively and successfully (with no reported deaths) by more than 200,000 women in 50 countries. Scores of peer reviewed scientific publications highlight successful results for tens of thousands of women. The U.S. FDA rejected QS in 2016 by mistake. With your grant and our plan, QS (with regulatory approval in other countries) could save life on our planet while lifting millions of families out of poverty.

Problem Statement

All earthly species are negatively impacted by the problem of human population growth and consumption. Humanity is ruining the world and itself. Many women and children die every day from childbirth and starvation. Billions of humans suffer a horrific quality of life with lack of potable water and food. Many other species are being forced into extinction. Experts tell us 2 billion people on earth may be a sustainable number of people at a U.S. consumption level yet we will soon surpass four times that many or 8 billion people on earth because there are economic and ideological values at cross purposes to earthly health and so there is a lack of sufficient global leadership and thus focused resources to tackle the population growth problem. Instead, business (media) and government focus on saving humanity by reaching another planet. Alpha Centauri our closest star is 25 trillion miles away.Other experts advise that the most influential way to effect necessary changes to save our planet from runaway population growth is by empowering women. We agree and think the best way to empower women is by giving them a safe, effective, and cheap method to control their reproduction voluntarily.Women know that the fastest way to lift their families out of poverty is to limit the number of children they have. Because of ideology, logistics, and safety women don’t see a way to limit their family size. Husbands must come to understand this too and we can show them by implementing QS.

Solution Overview

To reduce human population growth, a safer, more effective, lower cost, permanent contraceptive method (QS) with fewer side effects must be adopted globally. To put the benefits of QS in the U.S.A. in perspective consider the risk of an alternative. At one time the Center for Disease Control (CDC) counted the deaths that occurred with Surgical Tubal Ligations (STL). In one year, the CDC counted 21 deaths from complications due to STL. Unfortunately, the CDC no longer counts deaths from STL. However, the CDC developed a formula to measure the deaths from STL, which was 3.76/100,000 STL. We estimate that the cost of each QS procedure in the U.S.A. might be similar to the insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) which is perhaps $500. There are approximately 700,000 STL’s performed annually in the U.S.A. Each STL costs between $1,500 and $7,000. Thus, STL adds approximately $3.5 billion to the United States health budget. If QS replaced STL’s in the United States, we would save billions of dollars and many lives. Progress will be measured in reduced fertility rates and fewer maternal and famine deaths in the countries where QS is adopted. In the past QS went viral despite no advertising of QS, rather word of mouth by satisfied users caused women to travel to treatment centers for the QS procedure. Upon receiving the first year’s funding, ISAF will obtain regulatory approval. Before 2045, after 100s of millions of women have used QS, we hope to reduce population to 7 billion.

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