Since the onset of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in January 2020, the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) has invested great efforts in leveraging its network and platform to support global response to this public health emergency.
On 6 February, jointly with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), FCSSC launched a call for donations of urgently needed medical equipment, especially personal protection equipment (PPE) to Hubei China on South-South Galaxy – a global knowledge-sharing and partnership brokering platform. Soon after the call was launched, Shenzhen Ordinary Hero Foundation, Shenzhen Lexin Charity Foundation, Green Hand Company, the Overseas Chinese Students Union in America (the Students Union in short), Real Intl SCM Corp., and some others have reached out to FCSSC. FCSSC immediately set up a task force comprised of more than ten members from partner institutions to coordinate the sourcing, procurement, and logistics of medical supplies, esp. the PPE.
In mid-February, Shenzhen Ordinary Hero Foundation and the Overseas Chinese Students Union in America were able to source and procure 5,000 sets of medical protective clothing worth of 600,000 RMB. Shenzhen Lexin Charity Foundation, Green Hand Co., and Real Intl SCM Corp. offered to cover the logistics cost to Hubei, China.
As of 8 March, all the PPE pledged and procured by FCSSC and partners have been dispatched to 16 hospitals, two public security bureaus, and one front line journalists’ working station located in nine cities of Hubei Province, China.
Through the coordination of FCSSC, Lexin Charity Foundation and Shenzhen Ordinary Hero Foundation donated an additional 1.5 million RMB to provide insurance coverage for 30,000 personnel on front lines of coronavirus fight.
The first round of donations has now been done through close collaboration with various partners, but FCSSC and its partners are still on the way to offer more help for more people to fight against coronavirus. The concerted efforts to this fight fully reflect the dedication and cooperation of our partners.