By Sarah Mazirwe – Kampala, Uganda, Thursday, May 21, 2020.
The president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, disclosed that World Health Organization (WHO) boss, Dr. Tedros Adhanom has recommended Madagascar’s herbal efforts to the Coronavirus that was launched last month.
“Successful exchange with Dr. Tedros who recommends Madagascar efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and congratulates us for the discovery of COVID Organics,” Andry Tweeted.
He further disclosed that WHO will sign a confidentiality clause on its formulation that will support the clinical observation process in Africa.
On April 22, 2020, when the world was taken by storm with Coronavirus infections soaring up, Adry launched COVID Organics, a medicine he said can prevent and cure patients suffering from COVID-19.
Despite the scientific opinion and experimental formula by WHO then, various African countries ordered the medicine to use on their patients. Among them included; Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Tanzania, and Senegal.
Weeks after the launch, WHO came up to warn against the use of traditional herbs in the treatment of COVID-19.
WHO warned against the use of the drug and cautioned against self-medication, citing the need for medical supervision. Africans on social media rejected the proposal, accusing WHO of sidelining African solutions. Adry also claimed COVID Organics has been rejected because it has been discovered in Africa.
Former Ambassador for the African Union to the United States of America, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao spoke on an e-meeting hosted by Dentaa Amoateng, a British Ghanaian TV presenter to discuss the issues surrounding Madagascar’s herbal medicine greatly promoted as a cure for COVID-19, backed the cure.
Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao who’s President of African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI) said in the meeting also attended by Madagascan Minister for Communication, Augustine Andriamananoro, that Africa does not need the approval of Westerners to commence with the usage of “our age-long” herbs.
She retrospected when grandparents visited backyards any time anyone was sick and came back with few herbs that healed. She dared participants to develop African solutions for African problems.
Dr. Arikana hinted that many of the drugs coming from the West used by Africans were made with herbs from Africa, adding that African intellectual properties have been stolen from the continent for centuries. “We must protect African intellectual property by all cost,” she insisted.
Ambassador Arikana also told National Telegraph early Wednesday, May 20, 2020, that some of the best scientists she knows are Africans. The age of telling Africans what to do is over, she also echoed.
The president of Madagascar had urged citizens to protect themselves from the novel pandemic by drinking COVID Organics (CVO), the organic herbal beverage he claims could prevent or cure COVID-19.
Madagascar now has 405 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 2 deaths in a pandemic that has globally infected over 5 million people with 323 thousand deaths.