Ugandan company produces new herbal malaria drag

A Uganda company is in final stages of producing a new herbal malaria treatment drug which has been cleared by both the ministry of health and the World Health Organization.

Die Group of Companies International says that the drug is a result of deep research conducted by Ugandan scientists at Makerere University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology with support and supervision from the ministry of health

Currently a clinical trial is being carried out in Gulu district but according to the company efficacy tests conducted at Mulago national referral hospital on the drug which is not yet pure show that it kills up to 83% of Malaria parasites

The managing director of Die Group of Companies International Mathias Magoola tells radio one that this herbal medicine will help Africa to deal with Malaria which is a huge challenge given its causalities and the cost of management

Magoola says they have teamed up with Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries to produce the drug within the next two months adding that in the near future a factory will be established to produce the drug which will be cheapest on the market

Story by

Kenneth Lukwago

June 02 2016