ROCK of Africa  |  Foundation

ROCK of Africa Foundation is a strictly humanitarian effort dedicated to fighting famine and disease in the Third World by providing food, medicine, tools and education.

ROCK of Africa Foundation is providing food, clothing, medicine and medical supplies to poverty stricken regions of Africa. The foundation also promotes research and development of solutions to medical problems facing poor in underdeveloped countries in Africa and throughout the world.

Medicine for Africa Research

Under the direction of the late Carl P. Schaffner, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the Waksman Institute of Rutgers University, ROCK of Africa Foundation began assisting in development of new medicine to treat victims of HIV/AIDS in Africa. 

The vast majority of people infected with the HIV virus in sub-Saharan Africa receive no medicine at all to treat the virus.  The obvious reason is cost.  Teams of researchers in the US and Africa are donating their time to develop low cost medicines for treating disease in the Third World. 

ROCK of Africa Foundation has established collaborative research relationships with researchers in the United States, South Africa and Ghana, West Africa

AME -- Amphotericin B Methyl Ester

Amphotericin B Methyl Ester (AME) is a patent free medication to treat HIV/AIDS victims in the Third World.  A derivative of Amphotericin B, AME is a highly effective medication for treatment of fungal disease.

Benefits of AME

  • PATENT-FREE low cost medication treatment for HIV/AIDS patients in the Third World
        Medication free of patents, can legally be manufactured by any company.
        Competitive manufacture is the key to lower cost.

    Dual efficacy
        In addition to fighting the HIV virus, AME is highly effective in fighting fungal disease
        which claims the lives of many AIDS patients.

    Outpatient treatment from Rural Clinics
     This is impossible using parent compound Amphotericin B.  Hospitalization is required.