United Nations through its health desk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has added its voice in condemning Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) founder Walter Magaya’s alleged discovery of HIV/AIDS cure, reaffirming that the world has no known and proven remedy for the deadly infection.
Dr. Alex Gasasira WHO Representative to Zimbabwe quashed Magaya’s claims, calling on researchers involved in developing possible treatments to subject them to Ministry of Health and Child Care for clinical trial processes.
“Zimbabwe has very well-established procedures for clinical trials. Clinical trials are the process by which any new medical approaches including drugs are rigorously evaluated to determine whether they are safe and effective in the prevention and/or treatment of any ailments,
“The United Nations in Zimbabwe wishes to remind and encourage any researchers involved in developing possible new treatments for any ailments, including HIV and AIDS to subject these to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) national clinical trial processes and procedures,” he said.
Gasasira urged those on anti-retroviral treatment to ignore Magaya’s cure and continue with their prescribed medication.
“The United Nations wishes to reiterate guidance provided by MOHCC to all clients on antiretroviral treatment for HIV and AIDS to continue their prescribed medication,” he said.
The United Nations is supporting Zimbabwe to achieve the commitment to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Zimbabwe is well on track to achieve this as measured by the 2020 targets of 90-90-90 for treatment. By December 2017: 87% of people living with HIV knew their status; 74% of them were on treatment with 87% viral suppression among those on treatment.