Cases of malnutrition among Madagascan children expected to increase fourfold

MADAGASCAR – The number of acutely malnourished children in Madagascar is likely to increase fourfold since the previous assessment conducted in October 2020, warn UNICEF and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). At least half a million children under the age of five are expected to be acutely malnourished including 110,000 in severe condition, in drought-affected southern Madagascar, suffering irreversible damage to their growth and development. ‘’We need to double our efforts to curb this catastrophic rise in hunger but we cannot do it without significant funding resources and buy…

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WHO statement on the clinical trial results of CVO+ remedy by Madagascar

MADAGASCAR – The World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated that there is not yet a specific antiviral treatment whose safety and effectiveness are proven to treat COVID-19. Corticosteroids and medical oxygen remain essential in saving the lives of patients with severe cases of COVID-19. WHO has developed treatment guidelines and implemented a robust methodology to not only assess new evidence gathered by countries, but also to make recommendations when it comes to new COVID-19 treatments. If a traditional medicine product is found to be safe, effective and of guaranteed quality…

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