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



Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Assistance matérielle
Maladies infectieuses
Services médicaux
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

Groupes cibles
  • Hospitals involved in stemming the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus.
  • People who are hospitalized for suspicion of or infection by the novel Coronavirus.  
Effets à moyen terme
  • Needest hospitals in Hubei Province are supported with medical epuipment.
  • The outbreak is contained and no more transmissions are recorded.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • Health
  • Medical treatment of in-patients

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • Oevre suisse d’entraide ouvrière

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

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

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    500’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    502’634 Projet total depuis la première phase Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   500’000