HIV/AIDS to be cured with frogs—- Scientist cientist hinted
HIV/AIDS to be cured with frogs—- Scientist hinted
Soon the world will find a permanent cure for HIV/AIDS with the use of toxins secreted from frogs, the Executive Director of Save Ghana Frogs, an NGO, Gilbert Adum has hinted.
According to him, a research conducted by some biologists have revealed that a tropical Australian frog possessed toxics that can suppress the growth of HIV/AIDS infections and will soon be tried on humans.
Speaking in an interview with Spot On News in Accra yesterday at the opening of a three-day workshop, Mr Adum called on Ghanaians to preserve the country’s amphibians to reinforce the value of preserving the earth’s biodiversity.
He explained that frogs were the new weapon in the battle against some infectious diseases like tumors and pains and might as well be used to cure HIV/AIDS.
“Most medicines like painkillers and tumors are from frogs, so saving the frogs means we are protecting all our wildlife, all our ecosystems and all humans,” he added.
Mr Adum noted that frogs eat mosquitoes, provide medical advances, serve as food for birds, fish and monkeys while their tadpoles also filter drinking water and expressed regret that the country’s frogs were disappearing and dying en masse.
Amphibian populations, he lamented were faced with an array of environmental problems including pollution, infectious diseases, habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, and over-harvesting for the pet and food trades.
Touching on the theme: “Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation Capacity of Civil Society Organisations,” Mr Adum underscored the need for the country to act quickly in preserving the frogs and the forests otherwise amphibian species would continue to disappear.
That, he said would result in irreversible consequences to the planet’s ecosystems and to humans.
On her part, Dr Faith Muniale, the Programme Manager and Training Coordinator of Tropical Biology Association said the workshop was to train participants on means to communicate and build their capacity on conservation impact.
The event which was organised by Tropical Biology in association with the Save Ghana Frogs brought together about 30 participants drawn from civil organisations in Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana among other African countries.