Fact-check: Stella Immanuel's nationality, other facts about controversial doctor

Fact-check: Stella Immanuel's nationality, other facts about controversial doctor

A controversial African-American doctor, Stella Immanuel (from Cameroon) in a video claimed that she has been using the pill, hydroxychloroquine, banned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to treat coronavirus patients effectively.

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The said video, posted on social media has been deleted by Facebook and Twitter

In a press conference which seems to be a sequel to her first claims, Stella alleged the pandemic is a diabolic spiritual battle that can never be defeated by science, adding that it has to be dealt with spiritually.

The self-acclaimed medical practitioner who is around 55-years-old alleged that persons who are vested with the power to make decisions on the situation of the virus around the world do not have the interest of humanity at heart.

Fact-check: Stella Immanuel's nationality, facts about controversial doctor

Dr Stella Immanuel (Source: UGC)
Source: UGC

Below are facts about Stella including her nationality:

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1. Her full name is Stella Gwandiku-Ambe Immanuel.

2. Stella attended Cameroon Protestant College in Bali, Northwest of Cameroon and later studied medicine at the University of Calabar after which she relocated to the USA in 1992.

3. The doctor has a daughter who is also in the medical field and graduated from Baylor University and the University of Westminster.

4. Stella is said to have begun her career at the Paediatric Clinic in Louisiana, having been trained in Nigeria.

5. Added to the above, in 2006 she operated and owned the Rapha Medical and Therapeutic Clinic in Lousiana.

6. She is a pastor and the founder of Fire Power Ministries in Houston, Texas.

7. The doctor has written five books published in Amazon alongside other publications with some pastors in Mountain of Fire Ministries Church.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as the world channels concentrated efforts against coronavirus crisis, WHO said it had finally halted hydroxychloroquine trial for Covid-19 treatment.

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The global health agency made the declaration on Wednesday, June 17, in a tweet, saying the pill was not effective in treating the highly-ravaging infection.

The decision came in barely three weeks after the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stopped the drug use.

WHO said findings had shown that the anti-malaria drug does not reduce the mortality rate of coronavirus.

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"The Solidarity Trial’s hydroxychloroquine arm is being stopped, on the basis of evidence showing it does not reduce mortality for hospitalised #COVID19 patients," WHO said in a tweet on Wednesday.

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