President Rajoelina of Madagascar has taken matters into his own hands in dealing with the pandemic in his country..
Unlike other African countries he’s not abreast, waiting for a cure from the west or the World Health Organization(WHO) who claims clinical trials is underway to find scientific solutions to the pandemic.
Instead, he’s launched a herbal medicinal approach in the form of a tonic or tea which is being given free of charge to the country’s most vulnerable.
The bottled herbal medicine is labelled “Covid Organics” and it is produced from the artemisia plant – the source of an ingredient used in a malaria treatment – and other Malagasy plants.
“Tests have been carried out – two people have now been cured by this treatment,” Mr Rajoelina said at the launch of Covid-Organics at the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research (Imra), which developed the tonic.
“This herbal tea gives results in seven days,” said the 45-year-old president, who also urged people to use it as a preventative measure
“Schoolchildren should be given this to drink… little by little throughout the day,” he told the diplomats and other dignitaries gathered for the launch.
By all indications, it appears to be working in a country of over 27 million population, they have recorded only 149 cases currently with 98 recoveries(some which is thanks to Covid Organics) and 0 deaths.
African social media space decided to show support for the “herbal cure” on twitter, trending the “#MadagascarCure” on twitter.
— BLACK SKIN HEAD ☻ (@FidelGastro187) May 3, 2020
— Francis Ogban (@OgbanFrancis) May 3, 2020
— Adedayo 😎 (@Adedayo108) May 3, 2020
Do you guys know what's beautiful about this cure? Even if it doesn't work on people it wont kill them, or complicate your health, but Watch WHO will not Approve of this cure British countries will be against selling it to it the people #MadagascarCure pic.twitter.com/eF2FZYeH29
— 2019AFRICA (@2019AFRICA) May 3, 2020
Madagascar Found A Cure For The Novel Corona Virus But African Countries Over depend on Foreign AIDS That They Would Rather Ignore The Cure and Wait For Western Countries To Fund Supportive Medication and Try Vaccines on Their citizens#MadagascarCure pic.twitter.com/TuYsqO6NPl
— BosiboriKE (@BosiboriKE) May 3, 2020
Tho the WHO is against it, with the claim that it’s not scientifically proven, President Rajoelina says it’s comes down to being sovereign and having a duty towards the Malagasy people.
Should Ghana go for alternative approach towards fighting the virus or as usual wait with arms folded, waiting for the west to assist us as always?