FMT in partnership with The Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) brings you a Covid-19 “healer” from Lesotho.
Lesotho’s health system is already unable to fully care for its population of 2.1 million, and many are anxious about how deaths can be prevented.
As the number of Covid-19 cases increase in Lesotho, many Basotho have turned to their traditional herbal remedies to fight cold symptoms this winter.
Traditional healers have used herbal remedies for many years to heal people in Lesotho. (Justice Kalebe pic)
Retselisitsoe Ramohanoe, 32, is a traditional healer, with a spiritual name of Mkhulu Langa. He believes that their traditional treatments should be evaluated in the search for a cure to Covid-19.
He says he became a traditional healer after receiving a calling from his ancestors, where he was instructed to help people.
Ramohanoe helps clients with symptoms with a mix of remedies to alleviate cold symptoms and chest pains. (Justice Kalebe pic)
He consults with patients mostly on the weekends however, during the week, he works for a large insurance company in the communication department.
During consultations, he makes sure to follow protocols for limiting the spread of Covid19 by making sure both he and his clients use hand sanitizer.