Jack Ma, China’s richest man, is sending the second donation to 54 countries in Africa to help them fight spread of coronavirus.
Through the “PM Abiy-Jack Ma (Alibaba) initiative” Ma previously donated a total of 1.1 million coronavirus test kits, 6 million masks and 60,000 medical protective suits and face shields to the African nations.
The second donation includes 500 ventilators, 200,000 suits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, 1 million swabs and extraction kits and 500,000 gloves.
Jack Ma thanked Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian), the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and WFP for their partnership.
Dr Abiy Ahmed took the lead in managing and distributing the medical supplies to the African countries. Ethiopian also delivered the supplies to all African nations.