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Friday, June 05, 2020
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Amity Foundation Talks with South African NGOs on COVID-19 Prevention, Control
On May 10, 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak prevention communication meeting of China and South Africa was held online by Amity Foundation and other NGOs. On May 10, 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak prevention communication meeting of China and South Africa was held online by Amity Foundation and other NGOs.
Dirk Timothy Gevers, the CEO of the Bible Society of South AfricaDirk Timothy Gevers, the CEO of the Bible Society of South Africa

On May 10, the COVID-19 outbreak prevention communication meeting of China and South Africa was held online by Amity Foundation and other institutes.

Nearly 100 people from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and other countries attended the meeting, which shared the experience of prevention and control of the new coronary pneumonia pandemic, especially the health management of mothers and infants, according to Amity. 

This was one of the serial activity organized by Silk Road NGO Cooperation Network, including Beijing Pinglan Public Welfare Foundation, the South African National Citizens' Organization, Training Center of Beijing Union Medical College and Zhong Nanwu.

One of South Africa’s most influential NGO leaders, Mr. Mdaken, chairman of the National Civil Organization (SANCO), a member of the “3 + 1” ruling coalition in South Africa, said in his speech that the New Coronary Pneumonia pandemic was an unprecedented challenge for all humanity. During the fight against the pandemic, China and Africa need more unity and mutual support than ever before. With the spread of the pandemic in Africa, China has provided many batches of anti-pandemic material assistance and much valuable experience, which has played an important role in combating the pandemic in South Africa.

Amity Printing Company customers and Ethiopian international students asked questions at the meeting, and the participating professional doctors also gave detailed and specific answers.

Dirk Timothy Gevers,  the chief executive officer of the Bible Society of South Africa, said, "Thank you very much, Amity Foundation and Amity Printing for inviting them to participate in this online communication meeting. The speeches of the two doctors are very clear and gave a better explanation of pandemic prevention and provided very effective information. "

The General Secretary of the AFC Women Federation Matuba said, "Participating in the online anti-pandemic communication of the Chinese NGO, I learned a lot about China’s useful anti-pandemic experience. This form of communication is also very practical, flexible, and effective, and I would like to express my deep gratitude to China for organizing a knowledge communication meeting on a special day such as Mother ‘s Day to prevent the New Coronary Pneumonia pandemic from infecting women and children.

Lucas, Director of the International Department of the National Civil Organization of South Africa, shared, "Thanks to the Chinese NGO for online anti-pandemic communication. South African Citizens Organization launched an anti-pandemic front in the community to help ordinary people understand pandemic prevention and control knowledge and enhance awareness of anti-pandemic measures. China’s national defense against the pandemic has been achieved successfully, especially the grassroots community that has a lot of effective experience in anti-pandemic measures, which is very helpful to South Africa. Just as Mdakane, chairman of the South African National Citizens Organization, said, 'We must strengthen mutual cooperation and jointly fight the pandemic.' "

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