US offers $2.5 million to Madagascar to develop the Covid-19 remedy
By Samuel Ogunsona with Agency reports
The United States has offered $2.5 million dollars to Madagascar to develop COVID-19 remedy.
The country had come up with what it called COVID organic which local authorities said has the capacity to cure and prevent COVID-19.
The US Ambassador to Madagascar, Micheal Pelletier, gave the news in Madagascar few days ago that his country was ready to work with Madagascar inspite of scepticism from a section of the medical world, including officials in the World Health Organisaiton,(WHO) The diplomat expressed his country’s solidarity in relation to the coronavirus disease. “This money will be used to strengthen the health response across the country,” says Micheal Pelletier.
Madagascar had developed the cure through the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded COVID Organics, said the country’s President Andy Rajaolina who said “All trials and test have been conducted and its effectiveness in reducing the elimination of symptoms has been proven for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 in Madagascar.”
The US diplomat affirmed that the United States “has invested more than 1.5 billion USD in development and emergency aid, including nearly 700 million USD in health assistance alone” over the past twenty years.
So it’s a partnership that has been going on for decades. “This contribution to the fight against the Covid-19 demonstrates our solid and continuous partnership”, he added. This news was first broken by the Zambian Observer www.zambianobserver.com