The World Health Organisation (WHO), has disclosed that it met with 70 traditional medicine experts, in a bid to find a cure for the novel coronavirus.
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The African region of the global health body, made this known via its Twitter handle on Tuesday.
WHO said an agreement was reached with the herbal medicine experts on clinical trials of all their remedies.
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“70 traditional medicine experts from countries across #Africa held a virtual meeting with @WHO on the role of traditional medicine in the #COVID19 response,” @WHOAFRO tweeted.
“They unanimously agreed that clinical trials must be conducted for all medicines in the Region, without exception.”
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The meeting is coming days after Madagascar said it has found an herbal remedy capable of curing the disease.
Madagascar President, Andry Rajoelina, had criticised WHO and other international organisations for allegedly scorning local “remedy” for COVID-19.
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“If it wasn’t Madagascar, and if it was a European country that had actually discovered this remedy, would there be so much doubt? I don’t think so,” he told French media in an interview.
Before the meeting, WHO had repeatedly warned that the COVID-Organics infusion, which Rajoelina has touted as a remedy against the deadly virus, has not been clinically tested.