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Is it true that the US is to fund the Madagascar Covid-19 herbal ‘cure’ with $2.5m?

In April 2020, the US Ambassador to Madagascar, Michael Pelletier, announced that the United States would provide Madagascar with Covid-19-related health assistance of $2.5 million to “strengthen the health response across the country including hospitals, laboratories and community health”. 

A US Department of State document on the country’s Covid-19 response provides more detail about how the money will be spent. Neither the ambassador’s announcement nor this document makes any mention of the funding being used for a herbal “cure”.


More: No, US coronavirus aid for Madagascar won’t fund ‘Covid-19 remedy’

Related: The money was to help Madagascar fight the outbreak, not to produce a cure

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