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Jack Ma Foundation publishes handbook, shares China’s experience in battling Covid-19

20th March 2020
"In the form of a digital handbook, the medical administrators and staff cover and share globally what they’ve learned every step of the way, from screening to diagnosis and treatment of patients who contracted CoronaVirus (COVID-19)."

The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation are today sharing some key lessons and experiences from doctors and other medical administrators and staff at the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU), who were at the frontline of CoronaVirus (COVID-19) treatment in China and crucial to slowing its spread.

In the form of a digital handbook, the medical administrators and staff cover and share globally what they’ve learned every step of the way, from screening to diagnosis and treatment of patients who contracted CoronaVirus (COVID-19).

Over a 50-day period, FAHZU admitted 104 CoronaVirus (COVID-19) patients confirmed ill with CoronaVirus (COVID-19), including 78 critically ill patients. Through pioneering efforts of medical staff and investment in new technologies, FAHZU has so far made it through the public health crisis without a single medical staff infection, missed diagnosis or patient death.

It is the hope of the Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation that medical administrators and staff around the world find this handbook helpful and useful in treating COVID-19 patients.

“Today, with the spread of the global pandemic, these experiences are precious and the most important weapon for medical personnel,” wrote Jack Ma in a foreword in the handbook.  “We hope that, with this handbook, doctors and nurses in other affected areas can learn from experience as they face this battle, without having to start from scratch.”

Medical administrators and staff can download the handbook at covid-19.alibabacloud.com.

Ongoing efforts on CoronaVirus Handbook

The handbook is the latest move by the Jack Ma Foundation to help curb the spread of CoronaVirus. At the time of publishing, it has affected over 165 countries and killed over 7,900 people worldwide.

Since earlier this month, the Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation have collectively donated over 1.7 million testing kits, 12 million surgical masks, and 60,000 protective medical suits to countries that have been hit hard by the virus, including Spain, Italy, South Korea, and Japan.

A shipment of 500,000 testing kits is expected to arrive in the US this week. The Jack Ma Foundation is also teaming up with the government of Ethiopia to distribute testing kits and urgently needed medical supplies to all 54 countries in Africa.

The Jack Ma Foundation is also working from various angles to stamp out Covid-19. Last month, it donated US$2.15 million to the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Australia and US$2.1 million to New York City-based Columbia University to support the research and development of a vaccine as well as treatments for the disease.

“The crisis presents a huge challenge to all humankind in a globalized world. The pandemic we face today can no longer be resolved by any individual country. Rather, we need to combat the virus by working hand-in-hand,” said Ma in a statement posted on Twitter. “At this moment, we can’t beat this virus unless we eliminate boundaries to resources and share our know-how and hard-earned lessons.”

Follow Jack Ma and Jack Ma Foundation on Twitter for the Foundation’s latest efforts to combat COVID-19.

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