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



Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Assistenza materiale
Malattie infettive
Servizi medici
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

Gruppi target
  • Hospitals involved in stemming the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus.
  • People who are hospitalized for suspicion of or infection by the novel Coronavirus.  
Effetti a medio termine
  • Needest hospitals in Hubei Province are supported with medical epuipment.
  • The outbreak is contained and no more transmissions are recorded.

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • Health
  • Medical treatment of in-patients

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
  • Soccorso operaio svizzero

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

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

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    500’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    502’634 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   500’000