As COVID-19 has struck more than 200 countries/regions around the globe, ZJU community has been navigating the pandemic together with China and the entire world. Drawing upon their first-hand experiences, the panel of medical experts in the first affiliated hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine compiled a handbook of its prevention and treatment as point of reference for international doctors fighting against the COVID-19. With the support of Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation, this handbook has been translated into multiple languages and distributed to 228 countries/regions. Since its release on Mar. 18, feedback about this handbook have flooded in through multiple communication channels.
“We read your handbook about covid-19 and the procedures you made to fight the disease, and we found them very useful.The protocols you used to fight the virus were great, and they can help us fight it. Wherefore we would like to translate the Book to Arabic and give the translated book to Damascus University to publish it and make it available.”
“I read your document and I believe it is very important. I want to translate it because I am sure it will help many people. Portuguese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and I want to share your work.”
“We are a small and enthusiastic team are so happy by the first grateful feedback from different healthcare professional groups, chambers. Even the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources intends to use your inestimable book. Heartfelt appreciation again.”
“Can I sincerely thank you and the entire team again for such a lovely thoughtful, scientific and useful document...Yes initially use part of the book relevant to the uk situation especially the NHS. Than plan would be for a central book of NHS experience.”
“We are a leading private surgical hospital in Serbia. We have come across your publication ‘Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment’ and find it extraordinary! Thank you very much for your outstanding work.”
“We would really appreciate your effort and hope to contribute to improving the current situation in Germany and the entire world.”
“I hope you agree to the dissemination of this book. If you authorize it, we can spread it throughout Latin America.”
Furthermore, many partner universities express sincere gratitude to knowledge and expertise shared by the University in their replies to the letter of support from President WU Zhaohui. Prof. Peter Mathieson, President of the University of Edinburgh mentioned that the Covid-19 handbook provided by the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University was being widely circulated in Europe and was highly regarded and most helpful. “This virus brings us all together in ways that underscores our underlying connections and humanity,” Prof. Lawrence S. Bacow, President of Harvard University wrote. Facing with this common challenge, ZJU believe partnership is an important source of strength and the international community shall be able to claim a victory in time through concerted action, solidarity and collaboration.