The Covid-Organics, has been launched as part of moves to combat the corona virus in Madagascar. In a statement, President Andry Rajoelina announced that this is an improved traditional remedy based on artemisia and endemic, curative and preventive plants against Covid-19.
It was developed by the Malagasy Institute for Applied Research (IMRA). The Covid-Organics will be distributed free of charge to the most vulnerable Malagasy people and sold at very low prices to others. All proceeds will be donated to IMRA to fund scientific research.
According to the Malagasy president, this drug has been successfully tested on patients with Covid-19. Since its inception by Professor Ratsimamanga, IMRA has developed more than 50 products, combining traditional medicine and modern science, Rajoelina said.