RDIF, Rossiya Segodnya and Sechenov University publish a unique COVID-19 prevention and treatment handbook based on the experience of China’s doctors

Press release, 25.03.2020

Moscow, March 25, 2020 - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, Rossiya Segodnya international news agency and I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University have published the “Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment”, the world’s first information book to comprehensively describe the current experience in prevention and control, diagnosis and treatment, as well as caring for infected patients.

The handbook was compiled by the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, and is based on clinical data and China’s experience in the fight against coronavirus. RDIF, Rossiya Segodnya and Sechenov University supported the translation and publication of the handbook in Russia. It will be distributed free of charge to medical institutions, enterprises and all interested specialists.

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said:
“For a successful fight against coronavirus it is extremely important to apply international experience and best practices accumulated by different countries in recent months. Swift review of these practices and their implementation will help to increase the effectiveness of measures that are now being taken in Russia. In this regard, the experience of the leading clinic in China, which has been at the forefront of the fight against the new virus and has formed its own approaches, is truly invaluable. As part of the alliance against coronavirus, created by RDIF, RUIE, Yandex and Mail.ru Group every effort is being taken to apply this knowledge and experience in Russia to protect the population and ensure the safety of enterprises.”

The “Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment” is available for download at: https://rdif.ru/data/file/COVID_19_Book.pdf

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Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia's sovereign wealth fund established in 2011 to make equity co-investments, primarily in Russia, alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. RDIF acts as a catalyst for direct investment in the Russian economy. RDIF’s management company is based in Moscow. Currently, RDIF has experience of the successful joint implementation of more than 80 projects with foreign partners totaling more than RUB1.7 tn and covering 95% of the regions of the Russian Federation. RDIF portfolio companies employ more than 800,000 people and generate revenues which equate to more than 6% of Russia’s GDP. RDIF has established joint strategic partnerships with leading international co-investors from more than 15 countries that total more than $40 bn. Further information can be found at www.rdif.ru

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Arseniy Palagin
Russian Direct Investment Fund
Press Secretary
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E-mail: arseniy.palagin@rdif.ru

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