The African Union (AU) has disclosed that it is in discussion with the Republic of Madagascar to obtain technical data regarding the safety and efficiency of its announced herb for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
The Union made this known in a press statement published on its website.
Madagascar’s President launched a herbal coronavirus “cure”.
It is produced from the artemisia plant, the source of an ingredient used in a malaria treatment – and other Malagasy plants.
Earlier, 37 African countries have given their approval and support for the ‘Madagascar Cure’ and a continental support as promised by the AU will be an added value to this united front already formed.
The AU said its Commissioner for Social Affairs H.E Amira ElFadil has convened a meeting with the Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Madagascar, Mr. Eric Randrianantoandro at which it was agreed that the Madagascar government would furnish the African Union with necessary details regarding the herbal remedy.
It said when it is furnished with the details, the Union will review the efficiency and the efficacy of the herb through Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to determine the necessary scientific evidence regarding the performance of the same.
“Once furnished with the details, the Union, through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (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. After this is completed, all the necessary support will be offered to Madagascar” the statement added.