Jack Ma & Alibaba Foundations step up COVID-19 related aid, relief efforts

RetailME Bureau

Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have stepped up efforts to support countries, communities and businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Both foundations were already preparing a joint donation of 2 million masks, 150,000 test kits, 20,000 sets of protective gear and 20,000 face shields to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. In addition, the foundations have also pledged to donate 1.8 million masks, 210,000 test kits, 36,000 pieces of protective clothing as well as ventilators and thermometers to countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, the Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Moreover, the foundations have also donated to several relief programmes across the world – including Italian Red Cross; National Institute of Health Management in Spain; Sciensano, the Public Health Institute of Belgium as well as for initiatives in France and Slovenia, to name a few.