The first batch of medical supplies were made on March 16. They comprised of 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks, 1,000 medical protective suits and face shields to each of the 54 AU Member States.
Also, on April 6, the philanthropist dispatched his second donation to Africa which included 500 ventilators, 200,000 suits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, one million swabs, and extraction kits as well as 500,000 gloves.
Our 3rd donation to Africa will immediately be made to @_africanunion and @AfricaCDC. This includes 4.6m masks, 500k swabs & test kits, 300 ventilators, 200k clothing sets, 200k face shields, 2k thermal guns, 100 body temp. scanners and 500k pairs of gloves. #OneWorldOneFight
— Jack Ma (@JackMa) April 20, 2020
Asked about offering assistance despite criticism, he said “I’m extending a helping hand as a Chinese citizen and Chinese entrepreneur, and for the common conscience of mankind.”