Our Statement to all healthcare providers, representatives of frontline workers, and critical care health workers (Updated as of 26th of December 2020)
At JMVB (Josh and Mak International in Association with Van der Berg and Associates) instead of providing lip service to causes and campaigns for COVID19 like most of the intelligentsia in our societies have been doing, our contribution to alleviating the challenges facing our modern day society during this time of need is based on sincerity of action.
Barrister Aemen Zulfikar Maluka, Founder and Executive Director at Josh and Mak International, started the COVID19 initiative in 2020.It was later nicknamed the JMVB initiative, when Van Der Berg and Associates from Western Cape joined hands with Josh and Mak International in May 2020 to form a joint Initiative, which come to be known as JMVB.
Our special thanks goes to Mr. Tinus Van der berg, ( Marthinus Philippus van der Berg) , the Founder of Van der Berg & Associates in Western Cape, South Africa.This Statement is finally being published after 8 months of hard work by us and our Partners, Team Members, Friends and Associates around the world.
Mr Tinus, also has the distinction of being the top preferred third party Trust and Escrow account service provider for most of our clients in the PPE sector.
We will also be publishing a list of honourable mentions for all the small and medium businesses around the world, which assisted us in our PPE fraud investigations and also availed paid legal advice on their PPE transactions from us, which in essence, not only provided the bread and butter for our firm’s operations but also helped us assist those in need, throughout the Pandemic in 2020.
We have seen NGO’s, finance companies, even medical retail websites with no business background in medicines mushroom all over the market claiming to have this or that in their PPE supply chain.Many of these dubious companies speak of ‘relationships’ with PPE supply chains they cannot provide written proof of.
As of December 2020, this has resulted in government PPE contracts being handed out to less than deserving suppliers, with zero background in PPE sourcing, or even health and safety standards.
Sadly we have noted that many of these bodies and trusts, are recklessly profiteering off people’s sentiments, and are simply greedy middlemen.
After registering many complaints our law firm took the initiative to make connections and networks around the world. We made country wide lists of 3M Distributors, and other PPE distributors available to people in need.
We prepared technical reports on PPE products, vetted people’s claims as to their medical products, verified certificate and lab reports.We even warned companies seeking to advertise in USA not to violate FDA and FTC Regulations when labelling their PPE as ‘Anti-COVID19’.
We are proud of our hard-work and the way we refused to let dishonest persons get away with untruthful claims and unethical conduct.
As of this week we are giving an open invitation to real healthcare providers around the world and proper medical companies , pharmacists and medical retailers (not agents or middlemen or brokers) to speak to us on how to avoid being defrauded in 3M sales, how to tap into proper non-profit initiatives we have at our disposal to get access to cost-effective PPE which has proper CE and FDA certifications.
Some of Patrons have used their access and funds to secure the highest quality nitrile gloves for medical and non-medical purposes.This access runs into sensible quantities of gloves which hospitals actually need, which is not something to be taken lightly.
Similarly we have access to verified companies making the best swab tests, COVID tests , vaccines and all other medical equipment.Our contacts run into China, Malaysia, USA, Vietnam, South Africa, Nigeria and most of Europe.Some of the brilliant sales teams we came across this year were happy to assemble PPE kits for distribution by military peace-keeping forces.
As the legal team we step into each transaction to check the authenticity of both parties and help them negotiate fair contractual terms.We even provide escrow services free of cost whereas both parties can do business securely.
Our humble legal fee billed for all procurement contracts partially goes to COVID19 Charities and to feed communities around the world who have seen the worst of times after the COVID19 crises.This legal fee will allow us to continue assisting people who contact us for free consultation regarding their PPE procurement matters free of cost.
If you have any ideas for where we should route these donations, please feel free to contact us and we will place the charity on our waiting list for donations to be disbursed soon after proper vetting for AML/Authenticity of these entities.
Please note that we will not donate to Charities whose background and funding is dubious or possibly an AML or Terrorism risk.Charities focused on religion only are also outside the ambit of our help.
Again, please play your part by donating to poor people and medical facilities at this time and please watch out for mafias, terrorists and drug dealers trying to make launder money via PPE sales.Please also report each Facebook, Linkedin post and even the posts on Reddit and Twitter which seek to push OTG sales of non-existent Billions of masks, PPE and other stuff.Such posts are not only fraudulent but play with the sentiments of doctors desperate for PPE while some people deliberately hoard (or pretend to Hoard) PPE in some unknown warehouse