African group denies donation of meds against Covid-19
7 de mayo de 2020, 9:50Nairobi, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) denied in a statement the delivery of a donation of a drug that Madagascar claims cures Covid-19.
The communiqué, issued shortly after it became known that Guinea Bissau, a member of the group, had received a donation of the Covid-Organics medication, disassociated the ECOWAS and its sanitary system from the allegation of having ordered said medicine.
The text added that 'we wish to inform that we have not ordered the medicine (...) We are not against traditional medicine (but) we only endorse products that have been scientifically tried and tested'.
The President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, declared weeks ago that the herbal remedy, prepared with the mugwort plant and used successfully in the treatment of malaria, endemic in his country, proved effective in the treatment and cure of SARS-CoV-2.
Earlier in the week the African Union announced contacts with the Madagascar Charge d'Affaires in Addis Ababa to receive the documentation and start the Covid-Organics trial process.
Africa's Center for Disease Control will review the effectiveness of the drug as soon as Madagascar provides the required information, according to a statement from that institute released on the African Union's website.
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