It seems that sound science would actually be the entire base for effective traditional therapies to be adopted. Any traditional remedies that are thought to be effective could be fast-tracked for large-scale manufacturing.
The leader of Madagascar has been promoting untested products that he thinks that can cure the virus, even if the WHO has made it clear that untested remedies are dangerous; WHO stated that the new rules were made for helping scientists in Africa to conduct safe clinical trials.
The number of cases of coronavirus worldwide has passed 30 million, and global death got as high as 957,000. Only in Africa, there have been more than 1.3 million cases and more than 33.000 deaths. 140 potential vaccines for Covid-19 are currently in works all around the world, and many of them are tested on people already.
Besides these vaccines, researchers can start the phrase three on clinical trials that use African traditional medicines. The ones who agreed on the protocol are Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs, and the WHO.
When it comes to phase three trials…
…they are testing the safety and efficacy of a drug on a larger scale. Prof Motlalepula Gilbert Matsabisa stated: “The adoption of the technical documents will ensure that universally acceptable clinical evidence of the efficacy of herbal medicines for the treatment of Covid-19 is generated without compromising the safety of participants.”
Dr. Prosper Tumusiime said that the coronavirus outbreak, just like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, has only shown how fast the health systems research and develop various programs that include traditional medicines.
Back in April, Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina released COVID-Organics, saying it is a prevention and a remedy. In three weeks, they tested it on more than 20 people.