WHO cautions against traditional medicine to treat Covid-19

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The World Health Organisation (WHO’s) regional expert committee on traditional medicine along with other stakeholders including the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed the use of herbal/traditional medicine in the treatment of Covid-19.

Protocols have officially been put in place for Phase 3 clinical trials of herbal medicine in the treatment of the novel virus.

Director of Universal Health Coverage and Life Course Cluster at the WHO Regional Office for Africa, Dr Prosper Tumusiime says just like other areas of medicine, sound science is the sole basis for safe and effective traditional medicine therapies.

To tell us more, we are joined by the Regional Advisor for Traditional Medicine at the WHO, Dr Ossy Kasilo…

Covid-19 positive-patients using natural health medications must alert their doctors about the remedies that they’re using. World Health Organisation Regional Advisor for Traditional Medicine, Dr Ossy Kasilo says that the natural remedies may clash with allopathic medication.

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen these two forms of healthcare fighting for dominance.


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