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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Alibaba immediately sent anti-pandemic supplies procured from around the world to Wuhan. When anti-pandemic supplies were insufficient, Alibaba sped up the delivery of supplies to over 150 countries and regions by drawing on its global e-commerce platform and its Cainiao global intelligent logistics network; When medical diagnosis and treatment were urgently needed, AliHealth launched a free online medical consultation page to provide diagnosis and treatment services for nearly 100,000 Chinese overseas. Since the international community started to fight against the pandemic, Alibaba has provided RMB 100 million to support scientific research projects, donated over 200 million pieces of medical supplies, and built a global info sharing platform serving over 200 countries and regions.
The "Africa's Business Heroes" (ABH) prize competition was created in 2018 with an annual investment of USD 1.5 million, aiming to nurture 100 entrepreneurial heroes in Africa through a ten-year period to inspire and promote Africa's talent development and economic development.
The competition has been held for three consecutive editions in 2019, 2020 and 2021, receiving a total of 43,564 applications from African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries over the three years, and attracting 509 renowned entrepreneurs and investors from Africa and around the world as judges of the competition. The top 10 contestants in the first three editions come from 11 African countries, including Rwanda, Egypt, and Côte d'Ivoire, with 43% of the contestants being women.
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The African Rancher Award was launched in 2017, which is also the first award set up by Chinese philanthropy organizations for African rangers. By 2021, the award has been bestowed upon 110 outstanding frontline rangers working in national parks and 23 families whose members sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. These winners of the award come from over 20 African countries.
In November 2018, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Alibaba signed a three-year strategic partnership memorandum, which notes that Alibaba supports the digital transformation of WFP's business and both parties progress together towards the 2030 SDG Zero Hunger goal.
In September 2019, the WFP and Alibaba jointly announced the launch of the "Hunger Map Live" at the UN General Assembly. This is a platform that collects public information on food security, nutrition, conflict, weather and various macroeconomic data in different regions of the world and within different countries, providing a panoramic view of food security to monitor global hunger and help improve the efficiency of WFP actions, thereby supporting the 2030 SDG Zero Hunger goal.
In February 2019, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and Alibaba Philanthropy jointly launched the Panda Pack Project. Within three years, the project received over RMB 128 million from loving merchants, benefiting a total of 1 million children across 11 "Belt and Road" countries, including Myanmar, Nepal, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Laos, Pakistan, Namibia, Uganda, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe, etc.
In 2021, the project was listed into the collection of case studies in the "2nd Edition of Best Global Poverty Alleviation Collection Campaign".