Chinese, French universities join hands in anti-virus fight
Chinese medical experts who aided the fight on the frontline against the COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan share their experiences with French doctors during an online conference held by the Sino-French Medical School March 26. [Photo/WeChat account: love_SJTU]
The Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and its partner universities in France strengthened their friendship through cooperation in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chen Guoqiang, president of the school of medicine, recently received a letter of thanks from Laurent Wauquiez, president of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region in France, and Lu Qingjiang, Chinese consul-general in Lyon, France.
Wauquiez said in the letter that France was going through a severe healthcare crisis and he would like to thank the school of medicine for its support.
Lu said the school of medicine has maintained long-term friendly relationships with universities, hospitals and research institutes in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, and the Sino-French Medical School jointly established by the school of medicine and its partner universities in France has been a major project of cooperation between the two countries in the healthcare field.
The Sino-French Medical School cooperated with its partner hospitals in Shanghai to donate 230 boxes of medical protective material to partner universities and hospitals in France when the country was hit by the epidemic.
Lu said when the Chinese consulate in Lyon reported the donation on Twitter, many French people liked the post and left comments expressing their thanks.
The Sino-French Medical School and its affiliated hospital Ruijin also held an online conference on COVID-19 protection and treatment March 26 to share Chinese experiences with nearly 100 frontline doctors and medical experts in France.
Students at the Sino-French Medical School made a video of key points of the conference with both English and French captions, which received 10,000 views within two days and good comments from medical workers worldwide.
The management of the Sino-French Medical School thanked French professors and partner universities in France who arranged classrooms, equipment and technical support for online teaching.
Medical supplies donated by the Sino-French Medical School to French partner universities and hospitals [Photo/WeChat account: love_SJTU]