- An NGO in Ghana says it has produced a herbal medicine which can kill the virus that causes the Covid-19 disease
- The Center of Awareness Global Peace Mission (COAGPM) say their drug has been administerd on some coronavirus patients and the response is positive
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A research-based non-governmental organization in Ghana, Center of Awareness Global Peace Mission (COAGPM) claims to have come out with some herbal medicine which can cure the deadly coronavirus and other viral infections.
According to the executive president of COAGPM, Dr. Samuel Ato Duncan the medicine which is made from local herbs has the potential of killing the virus causing the Covid-19 disease.
He made the revelation on Monday, March 9 in Accra at the British Council Auditorium.
Dr. Ato Duncan further explained that the Centre in the last 15 years has developed an organic antiviral medicine that has three-dimensional effects to combat wide spectrum of viral infections.
He said this research costed them over $20 million without support from any donor agency or government.
Speaking to the media at the program, Dr. Duncan also noted that the herbal medicine produced has no chemical bases, thus minimal side effects.
He said some of the products were sent to China and so far initial reports say, there has been a “significant improvement” in the conditions of some patients who were administered the products.
“We, therefore, suggest to the Ghana Government, World Health Organization (WHO), to join hands with the Center and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana to conduct research on the COA products as early as possible to ascertain their effectiveness against coronavirus clinically,” he pleaded.
The Covid-19 disease which started in Wuhan in China is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals.
As of 9 March, more than 110,000 people have been infected in more than 80 countries and 62,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus sofar.
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