Novel coronavirus (71) Information from the Nigeria CDC (2) 'Prophets' claim they can cure coronavirus

1 March, 2020

Dear Dr. Joseph,

With this outbreak I worry about Nigeria for the reason that already there are 'prophets' with claims they can cure coronavirus and others are selling ANOINTED SOAP to prevent contracting the virus. [*see note below]

You ministry of health and other authorities NFDC should be vigilant.

Lwansa Ph.D

HIFA profile: Dr. Mulenga is Zambian Pharmacist with over 24 years work experience in 4 different sub-Saharan Countries. He is a strong believer in UHC and Health Information for All. He hosts a radio show on Patient safety which is very well received in the communities. Piloted the first ART in Namibia 2001. Have worked in the Management Sciences for Health, Namibia and the UNDP/GFTAM South Sudan. He possess a Dual MPH/Ph.D Pharmacovigilance, USA and a B.Pharm, USDM. Email: lwansa@yahoo.com He is a HIFA Country Representative http://www.hifa.org/support/members/mulenga

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): I asked Dr Mulenga if he could provide an example of this, and he kindly sent me a link to this short YouTube video: 'Nigerian Prophet Cures Corona Virus'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8peO4AgbCg&app=desktop ]