Could traditional African medicine change the course of history in the combat against COVID-19? Madagascar President, Andry Rajoelina believes so, as he recently promoted the herbal treatment (COVID Organics) developed by the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research, Madagascar saying “the herbal plants grown on the large island country have the potential to cure Covid-19” and that the formula will “change the course of history.”
Latest statistics of Covid-19 shows that the large Indian Ocean Island has so far reported 149 cases, amongst which are 98 recoveries and no fatality. Today, Madagascar is set to become one of the first countries in the world to be free from Covid-19. This development has attracted the attention of other African countries who have started seeking help from the Malagasy government.
According to the Presidency of the Republic of Madagascar, three African countries, namely; Senegal, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Guinea Bissau, have requested for the supply of the Covid-Organics.
Madagascar might be relatively unknown around the world, but necessity they say is the mother of inventions; and Covid19 has brought the best out of Madagascar. But the real factors here include: youthfulness, enthusiasm, patriotism, and drive to serve the community.
Madagascar’s president is young, just turned 46, and Dr. Jerome Munyangi, the inventor, creator and manufacturer of COVID-ORGANICS is also young. Together, they are making an impact to give the best hope to their citizens.
This is a wake-up call for leaders around the world; especially Africa leaders to be proactive and not wait endlessly for western support.