Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has slammed the World Health Organization for not recognising its COVID-19 herbal cure.
The organic herbal concoction was launched last month and was claimed that it can prevent and cure patients suffering from coronavirus.
“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,” he told French media in an interview.
The president added that their herb is not accepted because it comes from Africa and especially from a country that is poor.
The World Health Organization (WHO) had warned against the use of CVO without any medical supervision and cautioned against self-medication. The WHO further said that they have not approved the concoction for the patients suffering from COVID-19.
On Thursday, the WHO, however, has called for clinical trials of CVO.
Already Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Niger and Tanzania have taken delivery of consignments of the potion, which was launched last month.
“No country or organisation will keep us from going forward,” Rajoelina said in response to the WHO’s concerns.
Madagascar has officially reported 183 coronavirus infections and 105 recoveries, with no deaths.