Jack Ma Foundation, Alibaba aid Africa's fight against COVID-19
Screenshot taken on April 28, 2020 shows webinar organized by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation.
Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have provided medical supplies and online trainings to assist African countries in their prevention and control of COVID-19.
On March 16, Jack Ma announced that Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation will donate medical supplies including test kits, face masks, and protective suits to 54 African countries. The two foundations also announced plans to work with medical professionals in Africa to provide online training materials regarding COVID-19 treatment.
On March 22, the first batch of medical supplies donated by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation arrived in Africa. By April 20, the two foundations have donated three batches of medical supplies, including 10.6 million face masks, 460,000 sets of protective clothing and face shields, 800 ventilators, and 2.6 million test kits and equipment.
On April 10, the first webinar organized by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation was launched. Medical professionals from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine shared experience of COVID-19 prevention and treatment with medical professionals from over 20 hospitals in Ethiopia.
By April 24, the two foundations had organized 6 webinars for medical workers from Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, and provided trainings to more than 3,000 medical professionals and health officials.[ Editor: SRQ ]