The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation provide us with another wonderful example of contribution to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
They worked with Prof. Tingbo LIANG, Chairman of The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, on the publication of a Handbook to support other doctors and healthcare colleagues around the world while they fight against the epidemic.
Prof Liang says that “faced with an unknown virus, sharing and collaboration are the best remedy.
The publication of this Handbook is one of the best ways to mark the courage and wisdom our healthcare workers have demonstrated over the past two months.”
Many doctors have contributed to this Handbook, sharing the invaluable experience with healthcare colleagues around the world while saving the lives of patients.
In the foreword page the editor says that: “The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have convened a group of medical experts who have just returned from the frontlines of fighting the pandemic. With the support of The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU), we quickly published a guidebook on the clinical experience of how to treat this new coronavirus. The treatment guide offers advice and reference against the pandemic for medical staff around the world who are about to join the war.
While taking huge risks in treating COVID-19 patients, the medical staff from FAHZU recorded their daily experience which is reflected in this Handbook.
104 confirmed patients have been admitted to FAHZU, including 78 severe and critically ill ones. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of medical staff and the application of new technologies, to date, they have witnessed a miracle. No staff were infected, and there were no missed diagnosis or patient deaths.
Today, with the spread of the pandemic, these experiences are the most valuable sources of information and the most important weapon for medical workers on the frontline. This is a brand-new disease, and China was the first to suffer from the pandemic. Isolation, diagnosis, treatment, protective measures, and rehabilitation have all started from scratch.
WE hope that this Handbook can provide doctors and nurses in other affected areas valuable information so
they don’t have to enter the battlefield alone.
This pandemic is a common challenge faced by mankind in the age of globalization. At this moment, sharing resources, experiences and lessons, regardless of who you are, is our only chance to win. The real remedy for this pandemic is not isolation, but cooperation.”
The Handbook is available to everyone for free and in different languages. Due to the limited time, there might be some errors and defects.”
This handbook is another example of how people around the world are contributing by sharing information. My hope is that other doctors keep updating this handbook and sharing it.
Once again, the current epidemic problem needs to addressed at a global level, whether the goal is to find a vaccine or to share medical information and treatment results.
Here the link to the Handbook in Italian: Manuale di Prevenzione e Trattamento del Covid-19
Here the link to the Handbook in English: Handbook of Covid-19 Prevention and Treatment
Here the link to the Handbook in Spanish: Manual de Prevencio y Tratamiento de Covid-19
Here the link to the Handbook in French: Manuel de Prevention et de Traitement du Covid-19
Please note that this Handbook is meant to be used by doctors and not by the general public.
Please share it with doctors in your area.