Madagascar’s Minister of Health, Ahmed Ahmed, was fired this Thursday after warning of a surge in coronavirus cases in the African country and after multiple disagreements with the country’s president, Andry Rajoelina, who promote medicinal plants with unproven effectiveness to fight disease.
On July 20, Ahmed sent a letter to the technical and financial partners of the African country. The minister sent a letter to the technical and financial partners in which, according to Radio France, he asked the international community for help with additional protective equipment and respirators. International.
The minister, who expressed concern about the recovery of the “epidemic outbreak” and the “proliferation of serious forms of the disease”, enraged President Rajoelina. After the letter was published on social media, government spokeswoman Lalatiana Andriatongarivo immediately condemned what she described as a “personal initiative” by Minister Ahmed.
It did so at the same time as President Rajoelina was promoting a type of potion made from a plant, mugwort, sold under the Covid-Organics brand, with an uncertain outcome.