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Philips Foundation to help combat the novel coronavirus outbreak in China

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Jan 31, 2020

By the Philips Foundation team

In order to support the prevention and treatment of pneumonia resulting from novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infections in the Wuhan area of China, the Philips Foundation is donating medical supplies and medical equipment (including a CT scanner) to the rapidly built Thunder God Mountain Hospital in Wuhan city.

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Shanghai, China — The Philips Foundation, with the support of Philips in China, today announced the donation of urgently needed healthcare equipment with a value of approximately EUR 2 million, to support the fight against the ongoing novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic in the Hubei Province. Delivered via the Wuhan Youth Development Foundation, the donation will be dedicated to equipping Wuhan’s new Thunder God Mountain Hospital, deploying Philips’ expertise in the field of healthcare to help combat coronavirus-related pneumonia.


The donation includes a number of health technology products and solutions from Philips, including a CT scanner to quickly diagnose the effects of the disease, and an ultrasound solution for rapid assessment of respiratory complications and remote diagnosis of critical cases. Also included are patient monitors and ventilators for treatment, intensive care and bedside monitoring solutions, defibrillators for emergency care, and sterilization of hospital wards.


“Considering the relief it could bring by helping to provide access to care and prevention at this time of crisis, we have worked fast to get this donation and expertise across,” said Margot Cooijmans, Director of the Philips Foundation. “The knowledge of Philips in the field of respiratory diseases and health technology was a critical part of this emergency response.”


“We are mobilizing our local and global resources, to support the prevention and control of the epidemic in China, working side by side with healthcare workers across the country,” said Andy Ho, Chief Philips Greater China and member of the Executive Committee Royal Philips.


The Philips Foundation has the mission to reduce healthcare inequality by providing access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities.

About the Philips Foundation

The mission of the Philips Foundation is to reduce healthcare inequality by providing access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities through innovation, reflecting our commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development). We do this by deploying Philips expertise, innovative products and solutions, by collaborating with key partners around the world, and by providing financial support for innovations that help improve healthcare provision in a sustainable way. More information on the Philips Foundation can be found at

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About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 80,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips China can be found at

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