Angola: Covid-19 - Naturopathic Doctors' Proposal Under Analysis

Luanda — The Proposal on Natural Medicine on combat and prevention of covid-19 has been forwarded to the National Institute for Health Research (INIS) Department, aimed at assessing its authenticity and effectiveness.

Natural or conventional medicine should firstly be evaluated and certified in order to gauge their effectiveness, Health minister Silvia Lutucuta told a press conference on the new rules of Public Calamity Situation in Angola on Tuesday

"We must not risk like some countries which publicised medicines that eventually did not bring desired effect," stressed Silvia Lutucuta.

Naturopath doctors have recently expressed desire to collaborate with the country's health authorities. They pledged to contribute to a tight rein on the spreading of covid-19 pandemic, through natural medicine.

"As example there is in Angola one of the plants capable to fight all types of viruses in 20 days. It is with this plant that we set out to prepare a specific composition to save the lives of people who are being hit by covid-19 in country ", the naturopath doctor José Nguepe told Angop.

He stressed the plant named Ipox exists only in Angola and Botswana, and is also used for the composition of HIV/AIDS treatment.

Angola's Cabinet Council met on 26 August to discuss the draft Law on Traditional Medicine in the National Health System.

The National Policy on Traditional Medicine aims to integrate into the National Health System good practices, the use of traditional medicines scientifically proven, safe, effective and of qualitya.

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