AISPO is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO – nonprofit entity) founded by a group of operators at the Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital of Milan. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs formally recognized AISPO in 1985 as an organisation suited to implement international cooperation activities in developing countries. AISPO is involved in a variety of projects to fight poverty, social injustice and the many diseases that affect the poorest people in the world.
AISPO’s goal is to bring care, relief from diseases and training to people living in poor economic and social conditions
— 2 Samuel 24:24
Khokhe is a 9 year-old Yazidi child, forced to flee with her family from Sinjar City which was under attack by ISIS.
She developed the Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) which is a rapid onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system, damaging the peripheral nervous system. During the acute phase the disorder can be life-threatening, as about 15% of cases involves weakening of the respiratory muscles, requiring mechanical ventilation. Her life was saved thanks to several improvements made by AISPO in Hevi Pediatric Hospital in Duhok (Iraqi Kurdistan), in particular the construction and the equipment of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.