COVID-19 Cure: WHO Holds Emergency Meeting With African Traditional Experts

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The World Health Organisation says it met with 70 traditional medicine experts in a bid to find a cure for the coronavirus pandemic.

In a tweet, the WHO’s Regional Office for Africa said meeting with experts across Africa focused on the role of traditional medicine in the COVID-19 response.

The health organisation said an agreement was reached with the herbal medicine experts on clinical trials of their remedies.

”They unanimously agreed that clinical trials must be conducted for all medicines in the Region, without exception,” WHO said, with no further details.

This is coming days after Madagascar said it found an herbal remedy capable of curing the disease.

The WHO had warned against the use of CVO without any medical supervision and also cautioned against self-medication. The WHO further called for clinical trials of Covid Organics.

“We are advising the government of Madagascar to take this product through a clinical trial and we are prepared to collaborate with them,” Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, said last week.

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