Video PlayerClose ADDIS ABABA, April 28 (Xinhua) — The third round of Jack Ma COVID-19 medical supplies that landed in Addis Ababa on Monday evening is literally a lifesaver, an official at the Africa Center for Disease Control (Africa CDC) said on Tuesday. “Getting diagnostics and medical equipment for COVID-19 response is a global challenge. Africa is in a fierce competition with the developed world with respect to the availability of commodities,” said John Nkengasong, director of the Africa CDC. A ceremony was held on Monday evening to welcome a third-round donation of medical equipment and supplies from the Jack Ma foundation and Alibaba foundation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking at the sidelines of the ceremony, Lia Tadesse, Ethiopia’s Minister of Health is feeling confident her country will overcome the threat from the COVID-19 pandemic that has created global economic and social havoc. The east African country has in the past one and half month expanded its COVID-19 testing capacity and supplied COVID-19 medical supplies to its population with the help of various partners including the Jack Ma Foundation and the Chinese government. “The Jack Ma foundation is proactively helping Ethiopia with the donation of COVID-19 medical supplies including Personal… Read full this story
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