Andry Rajoelina,the president of Madagascar, has said he wonders if an European nation would have gotten the same suspicion and skepticism like his country has received if it had produced a remedy for COVID-19.
While speaking with France 24 during in an interview, Rajoelina said Madagascar has enough evidence to show that COVID-Organics (CVO), a herbal remedy produced by his country and proclaimed to cure the virus, really works.
The President said the remedy is constituted with 62 percent of artemisia, a plant with proven effectiveness in malaria treatment, and other indigenous herbs.
Rajoelina said his country has carried out a clinical observation of the herbal remedy in line with guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and has totally adhered with universally recognised standards.
When he was asked if he gets the impression that doubts about the drug come from western countries or pharmaceutical lobbyists, the President responded that a lot of people keep badmouthing the product when it has been used to save number of lives.
“Well, we have individually introduced the remedy which contains Malagasy medicinal plants. This is something we are used to in Madagascar. 80% of the population use it,” he said.
“COVID-Organics is a preventive and curative remedy against COVID-19. It works really well and it is as a result of the research carried out by the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research which has the status of an original research centre.
“This been said, we use a tonic, in order words, we brew medicinal herbs in boiling water in order to extract the active ingredients. That’s our traditional medicine; it is famous and recognised because it works.
“My question for you is: what if this remedy has been discovered by a European country instead of Madagascar, will people doubt it so much? I don’t think so. I can tell you that the Madagascar patients who have received the remedy prove that it works.
“The problem with COVID-Organic is not the formulation. People are badmouthing this product which saves lives. In this battle, there are trying to discourage us, trying to slow us down, stop us from moving forward,
“No one will stop us, not a country, not organization. We in Madagascar have our own tonic, we seek to help our people not become victims of the pandemic.
“No one has died in Madagascar, no one. All we have done is to heal our patients.”
President Rajoelina said in this battle against COVID-19, a potential treatment should not be overlooked.
He further explained that COVID-19 patients who were administered the drug begin to show improvement almost 24 hours after taking the herbal remedy.
“The global death toll from COVID-19 is nearly 300 000. Can we really afford to disregard a potential treatment particularly in times of war?” he asked.
“Evidence that can be provided at this point is that well, our patients are healing. 171 infections in Madagascar and as many as 105 have healed; that’s a majority of COVID-19 patients who have healed.
“What I can tell you is that the patients that have healed have taken no other product than COVID-Organics.
“To summarise, we are seeing a clear improvement in the health of patients treated with the remedy and this is only 24 hours after the remedy was administered.
“The patients tend to heal within 7-10 days after receiving the remedy. It is a natural one; a non-toxic remedy.
“I’m simply trying to tell you that Africa and Malagasia scientists should not be underestimated. Questions abound but what is the problem with COVID-Organics really?
“Could it be that it comes from Africa? Either it’s not okay for a country like Madagascar which is the 63rd poorest country in the world to come up with a remedy that can save the world?
“Remember we are at war but in this war can not be won by military might or economic power. It is God that gave us this remedy to help.”