African Union Set to Adopt Madagascar’s Herbal Medicine to Fight COVID-19

The African Union (AU) has announced on her website that they are currently discussing with Madagascar on the possibility of adopting the herbal medicine which the South African nation came up with as a possible preventive treatment and cure for COVID-19 on the continent.

The statement on the site said their medical experts would review the drug and check its potency against the virus.

The statement reads in part, “The AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Amira ElFadil, convened a meeting with the Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Madagascar, Eric Randrianantoandro, during which it was agreed that the member state would furnish the African Union with necessary details regarding the herbal remedy.

“Once furnished with the details, the union, through the Africa CDC, will review the scientific data gathered so far on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 organics.

“This review will be based on global technical and ethical norms to garner the necessary scientific evidence regarding the performance of the tonic.”

Madagascar’s President, Andry Rajoelina, in a teleconference meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government on 29 April 2020 had made a presentation to his peers regarding the herbal remedy.

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