President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar has alleged that the World Health Organisation, WHO, offered his country bribe in the sum of $20m to poison COVID-19 cure.
According to the Tanzania Perspective, the President further insisted that the herbal remedy- COVID Organics, made from Artemisia, can, within ten days, cure COVID-19 patients.
Rajoelina, who also appeared on France 24 News, stated that the only reason the rest of the world had refused to take the herbal cure seriously and treated with no respect was because it came from Africa.
I think the problem is that (the drink) comes from Africa and they can’t admit… that a country like Madagascar… has come up with this formula to save the world.
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.
What is the problem with Covid-Organics, really? He asked. Wondering if it could be that this product comes from Africa.
The President also wondered if it was not alright for a country like Madagascar, to have come up with a remedy that can help save the world, because it ranks as the 63rd poorest country in the world.
He noted that if it was a European country that had discovered the COVID organics, there would not be so much doubt.
Meanwhile, the WHO has said that a herbal drink promoted by the president of Madagascar should be tested to see if it is effective as it has no evidence that the drink works.
The WHO Regional Office for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, stated the WHO supported the use of traditional medicine in African healthcare systems but studies must be carried out to see if they work.
We have offered to support the design of a study to look into this product.
We are not discouraging the use of a product, but would like to advise that it be tested.