The president of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina officially launched a local herbal remedy believed can prevent and cure patients suffering from COVID-19.
The herbal remedy has been developed by Congolese Doctor, Dr. Jerome Munyagi in partnership with the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded COVID Organics. President Andry Rajaolina presented the remedy to the press on Monday.
COVID Organics contains Artemisia, a plant cultivated on the Big Island to fight against malaria. In other parts of Africa, Artemisia is cultivated in Cameroon, Kenya,Ethiopia, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia – all in high-altitude regions and/or regions with a pronounced cool period.
“All trials and tests have been conducted and its effectiveness in reducing the elimination of symptoms has been proven for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 in Madagascar,” the president said.
The herbal remedy, COVID-organics is mandatory for children returning to school. President Rajaolina said Monday that it had cured two COVID-19 cases.
“The Covid-Organics will be distributed free of charge to our most vulnerable compatriots and sold at very low prices to others. All profits will be donated to IMRA to finance scientific research,” the president wrote on Twitter.
“I’m convinced that, in fact history will prove us, but today there are already two cases that have been cured with the Covid-organics, but we’ll actually see what happens next.”
“Covid Organics will be used in profilaxis, i.e. preventive, but clinical observations have shown a trend towards its effectiveness in curative, other clinical studies are currently underway,” he stressed at the launch.
As of May 1st, Madagascar’s case stats stood at 128 cases of which 92 had recovered with no deaths.
At least 15 West African countries would be delivered of the Covid Organics herbal syrup developed in Madagascar to cure Covid-19 patients.
The delivery would be made through Equatorial Guinea who who earlier came to the country to pick up the load.
Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina stated that they intend to send the CVO syrup all around the world but would first begin from Ecowas.
listed the first benefiting countries to include, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana.
Others are Liberia, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Togo,Nigeria, Niger Republic, Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, and Senegal.
In his Instagram page, Andry said “Madagascar and it’s African brothers are United in the fight against COVID-19.
He said, “It is with honor we send this herbal syrup to 15 members countries of Ecowas through Guinea Bissau. Madagascar will make available the CVO to the country greatly affected by novel coronavirus, the Indian Ocean, as well as all around the world. “