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The National Aids Commission (NAC) in Malawi has challenged all who have claimed that they have medication for the deadly HIV/AIDS disease to Malawi’s old capital for scientific testing and possible recommendation.

The development comes amid claims of discovery of a cure for HIV/AIDS in the southern Africa country by many traditional healers especially through the press.The commissioning of the research equipment is a great milestone as it would analyze traditional drugs that are linked to the cure of the deadly disease.

NAC Executive Director Davie Kalomba said this week that it is high time Malawi engaged scientific methods to prove the discovery of the medication.

He said: “It is better to give science a chance to verify claims about the effectiveness of the drugs. The machines will offer proof to save some people from losing their money to unscrupulous traditional healers.”

The machines have been placed at Chancellor College of the University of Malawi under the Chemistry Department.

Malawi is one of the countries in Africa with a high rate of HIV/AIDS.

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