China: MoFCOM med. donation 2019-nCoV

As of 17th of February 2020, a total of 70’548 cases and 1’770 deaths have been reported in China alone; while 877 cases and 5 deaths are reported amongst 29 countries. A vaste majority of the cases have been diagnosed in Hubei Province, putting the provincial care system under considerable stress.


The Swiss Embassy in Beijing has been approached by the Ministry of Commerce (MoFCOM) Corona-Virus Coordination Unit with a list of medical equipment urgently required for Hubei Province hospitals responding to the 2019 n-CoV epidemi



Country/region Topic Period Budget
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Material relief assistance
Infectious desease
Medical services
14.02.2020 - 31.12.2020
CHF  500’000

The new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first appeared in December 2019 and quickly spread in China and mainly in the Asia Pacific region. Globally, 29 countries are affected, on five Continents.







To support China with the delivery of medical equipment to Hubei Province hospitals.

A response to the request would address urgent needs, in line with SDC/HA's mandate of saving lives and alleviating suffering. It would also be a concretization of Switzerland's solidarity with the affected population and the PRC. Several other Western countries have also provided support in show of solidarity

Target groups
  • Hospitals involved in stemming the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus.
  • People who are hospitalized for suspicion of or infection by the novel Coronavirus.  
Medium-term outcomes
  • Needest hospitals in Hubei Province are supported with medical epuipment.
  • The outbreak is contained and no more transmissions are recorded.

Expected results:  

  • Health
  • Medical treatment of in-patients

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
  • Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk

Coordination with other projects and actors

The MoFCOM Corona-Virus Coordination Unit will coordinate with the Ministry of Health, the National Health Commission and Hubei Province Hospitals.

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    500’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    502’634 Total project since first phase Budget inclusive project partner CHF   500’000