HIV -LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow) –National Aids Commission (NAC) has commissioned traditional medicine research equipment to analyze traditional drugs that people take in relation to HiV and Aids.

NAC Executive Director Mr Davie Kalomba said Thursday that the country needs to move with times by engaging scientific methods in proving the claims traditional healers and institutions have been making about medication for Hiv and Aids.

“It is better to give science a chance to verify claims about the effectiveness of the drugs,” he said.

The machines will offer proof to save some people from losing their money to unscrupulous traditional healers, he said.

Currently, he said, NAC is urging traditional healers who claim to have medicines to heal the disease to take their concoctions for test using the machines.

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