12 May 2020 – Ivermectin authorised as alternative treatment

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Drug-based measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Ministry of Health

Overview: The Minister of Health authorizes the use of Ivermectin, a de-worming agent, as an alternative for the treatment of IDOC. The Ministry warns that the patient’s consent is required.
Full details here: https://www.infobae.com/america/america-latina/2020/05/13/bolivia-autorizo-un-antiparasitario-de-uso-animal-para-tratar-a-pacientes-con-coronavirus-ivermectina/

Type of Justification: Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base)