The African Union is engaged in a discussion with the Republic of Madagascar through its embassy in Addis Ababa, in relation to get information regarding the safety and efficiency of a herbal remedy that has recently been announced by Madagascar for the as the prevention and treatment for coronavirus.
The African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs H.E Amira ElFadil conducted a meeting with the Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Madagascar Mr. Eric Randrianantoandro on 30th of the previous Month at which it was agreed that the member state would provide the African Union with relevant information in relation to the herbal remedy.
Once they’re provided with the relevant information, the Union through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) will therefore review the scientific information gathered on the basis safety and efficacy of the Coronavirus Organics. This review will ultimately be based on global technical and ethical norms to comply with the necessary scientific evidence regarding the performance of the herbal remedy.
These developments come after the participation of Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina in a teleconference Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government with the Chairpersons of the AU Regional Economic Communities (RECs) which took place on the 29th of April this year.
The teleconference was made possible by . President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU), and had the aim of apprising the Chairpersons about the actions and initiatives undertaken by the African Union in response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continentally.
The meeting also provided a platform for the Chairpersons to brief the Bureau about regional measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.