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Government to use Local Herb to treat COVID 19 viral infections

Government to use Local Herb to treat COVID 19 viral infections

ADVOCACY, COVID-19, HEALTH, HERBAL, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA
National Drug Authority (NDA) has approved the use of Covidex, a local herbal medicine as a supporting treatment for viral infections, including Covid-19. Addressing journalists at media centre in Kampala Tuesday, the NDA executive director, Mr David Nahamya said after various assessment and inspection of the factory manufacturing the herbal medicine, they have approved its use to support treatment of viral infections. "After engagements, the innovators have removed unsubstantiated claims that the product treats and prevents Covid-19 and revised it to supportive treatment in management of viral infections. NDA has granted Covidex an approval based on initial assessment, published literature and safety studies conducted by the innovator," Mr Nahamya announced. The product...
Dr Besigye advises on the steps to take and defeat Covid-19”

Dr Besigye advises on the steps to take and defeat Covid-19”

COVID-19, FOOD, HEALTH, HERBAL, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, World Health Organization
Ugandans have resorted to all measures to survive as health care facilities fail to cope with the rising cases of the Covid-19 pandemic. Politics aside, everyone is now focused on saving life in whichever way they can. Political activist and a medical doctor, Rtd. Col Dr. Warren Kizza Besigye has called for calm amongst the public as endless panic will lure them to make serious regrettable mistakes. “The first advice I would give to anybody who is in trouble of the kind is not to panic, because panic increases your chances of making very serious mistake. I think Ugandans should remain calm. This is something that is manageable,” Besigye emphasized. Reports by the ministry of Health indicate increasing cases of Covid-19 in the wake of it’s second wave. At least 61,977 ha...
Uganda develops five herbal therapeutic products to manage Covid-19

Uganda develops five herbal therapeutic products to manage Covid-19

COVID-19, HEALTH, HERBAL, Nature, UGANDA, World Health Organization
The therapeutics developed by Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute Five herbal therapeutics have been developed by the Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute to assist in the treatment and management of COVID-19 in Uganda. The products include; Warbugia Ugandensis, Cypress oil, Cypress herbal tea, propolis tincture and propolis throat spray. Another product that has been developed is the NCRI-NP syrup that is a concentrated version of the government’s UBV-01N COVID-19 therapeutic that is still undergoing research to determine proper dosages. According to scientists, the products which have been developed using locally grown herbs have been found to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19. “The products were developed alongside the therapeutic trial which aimed ...
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