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Jack Ma in special webinar with Africa CDC on combating COVID-19

Source: Xinhua | 2020-04-30

HANGZHOU, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Jack Ma, founder of the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Group, joined in a special webinar late Tuesday night that paired medical practitioners in Africa and China to discuss ways of combating COVID-19.

Sharing knowledge, experience and best practices are of the utmost importance to combating COVID-19, Jack Ma said.

The webinar was hosted by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Health. By midnight, Beijing Time, nearly 3,400 medical personnel had either participated in the live webcast or watched the playback.

"Over the past three months, I have spent each and every day following the pandemic. And during our donation efforts, we realized in addition to medical supplies, frontline experience is also needed to fight the virus," said Ma. "The solution is not isolation, but cooperation."

During his webinar presentation, Ma recognized the outstanding efforts and dedication of all medical experts and health workers, including those in Africa, in the fight against the global pandemic.

The webinar series is the latest of several initiatives the Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations have implemented to provide support in the global fight against COVID-19. Five webinars between China and Africa were held prior to this one. Over 3,000 African clinicians have participated in the six webinars.