Nigeria gifted Madagascar’s COVID-19 drugs

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The herbal drugs from Madagascar touted to be the cure for COVID-19 is on its way to Nigeria as some other African countries received their shares.

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The Republic of Madagascar is offering its Covid-Organics, to Nigeria and other African countries amid the global pandemic despite warnings from experts

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Senegal has approved the herbal concoction for clinical trials, reported local media while Tanzania has received doses of the bottled herbal gratis, from Madagascar.

Meanwhile the federal government is under intense pressure to allow the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to subject the drug to further analysis, according to The Nation, which broke the news of the drug gift to Nigeria.

The paper added that some others are pushing for clinical trial of Covid Organics before being used in the country.

Recall that African Union mandated its Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to review the scientific data gathered so far on the safety and efficacy of the COVID Organics.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week insisted that the efficacy of the drug was unproven.

 

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