Madagascar: W.H.O. moves towards endorsing herbal remedy for coronavirus
The World Health Organization has moved towards endorsing herbal remedy for coronavirus, it has announced after phone conversation the with President of Madagascar.
While the phone conversation initiated by W.HO. has finally broken the unsavoury relationship that has been existing after President Andry Rajoelina touted the herbal remedy and recommended it, more needs to be done, W.H.O. said.
As part of deepening the relationship and getting to the root of the efficacy of the much talked about herbal remedy, Madagascar and W.HO. have agreed to sign confidentiality clause agreement, according to president of Madagascar.
The confidentiality clause with the World Health Organization is to know the formulation of COVID-Organics, the purported cure for the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Rajoelina disclosed this after a teleconference with W.H.O. boss Tedros Adhanom Ghabreyesus on Wednesday.
According to him, the W.H.O. has agreed to support the country’s clinical observation process.
“Successful exchange with Dr. Tedros who commends Madagascar’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19,” he tweeted.
Confirming the call, the W.H.O. boss tweeted: “Good call with HE Rajoelina, President of Madagascar, about the #COVID19 situation in his country.
“We discussed how to work together on therapeutics research and development. And we agreed that solidarity is key to fighting the pandemic and keeping the world safe,” he added.
Since the public declaration on the use of COVID-Organics, Madagascar has not registered any death and has had two death recorded before then.
As at 21 May, the country’s total confirmed cases were 371 with 131 and 238 active cases whose lives are not in danger.
Additional reports from agencies