Uganda's Health Pyramid

Ugandan reporter Halima Athumani goes undercover to investigate the Chinese multinational Tiens which claims its herbal food supplements can claim serious diseases and uses dubious practices to recruit and retain its distributors. (Contains scenes some views may find shocking)
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1 x 30 mins Investigative Documentary, Al Jazeera English, People and Power strand

Chinese billionaire Li Jinyuan profits from poor healthcare and soaring unemployment in Uganda by selling bogus herbal medicine to Ugandans desperate for treatment. His company Tiens then recruits the indebted patients to buy his products and become distributors, pushing most further into debt. Over 200,000 Ugandans are involved and Tiens also operates in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria and South Africa.

Developed, Executive & Edit Produced by Dan Davies

Director – Elizabeth Jones
Editor – James Hughes
Research – Priya Biring
Commissioning Executive – Diarmuid Jeffreys

Production Company – Banyak Films