The whole world is going through a very tough time now! The coronavirus (COVID 19) affects almost every country of the world. It has been declared as a global crisis. Besides fighting against the coronavirus, this is the time to be digitized, to carry on economic activities using modern technology.
AUAP wishes to help its member universities as much as possible. The first requirement is to allow free and quality information. That is why we are sending you this newsletter, focusing on the pandemic and its effects. It is indeed necessary for us to help each other during this time of crisis.
Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you need any support from AUAP.
Prof. Dr. Ricardo P. Pama
AUAP Secretary General
On its web page, the World Health Organization (WHO) presents information and advice on the current coronavirus 2019 outbreak with the help of the Cochrane Library, which aims to bring together scientifically validated evidence in an accessible and summarized manner. It launched the WHO chatbot with the intention of providing information about the novel coronavirus and to provide answers to questions frequently asked about the sickness, such as current infection rates and what can be done to protect one.
Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Infection control and prevention measures
Country & Technical Guidance - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Jack Ma and the Alibaba Foundation
Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation have jointly established the Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19 (GMCC) programme to facilitate online communication and collaboration around the world to provide front-line medical teams around the world with the necessary communication channels to share their practical experience in fighting the pandemic.
Daffodil International University (DIU)
From the beginning of the Corona outbreak, DIU has taken various initiatives using technology to fight against the deadly COVID 19. DIU research team has developed AI based software for identifying COVID_19. This is a question-answer based tool which gives a prediction about COVID_19 using artificial intelligence (AI). The university is organizing an online Hackathon for Combating COVID-19 crisis and declared the reward amount of USD 20,000 for further implementation of the ideas. DIU launched dedicated sites where COVID-19 related articles/news/guidelines/symptoms/practicable from trusted sources are available.
The Research division of Sup'Biotech has created a very interesting webpage compiling articles, info and publication on Covid-19. Currently they are appreciating information and article on this issue and willing to share them at the webpage.
The impact of the coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy and has sent policymakers looking for ways to respond. So, in order to be able to hold out during the containment period, religious leaders are taking care to accompany the population at a time when fear and stress are taking up more and more space on a daily basis. There is still an open question whether a treatment or a vaccine will be found within a matter of months or if it will take years. Until then, all that can be done is to continue to monitor the virus and try to stop it spreading.
TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT OTHERS
Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) believe that you all are safe and doing well. We hope you are staying at home and taking precautions.
- Stay home if you're sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Wear a facemask if you are sick
- Clean and disinfect