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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 the health sector. AISPO operates in many developing countries and crisis areas: to date it is present in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan (Iraq), in Sudan, in South Sudan, in Egypt, in Vietnam, in Sierra Leone and in Colombia.


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AISPO – EU Madad Trust Fund Project in Kurdistan – Documentary

For 27 months AISPO implemented a project funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis “The Madad Fund” to increase access to quality and equitable healthcare for refugees, IDPs and impacted local populations in the Duhok Governorate in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region of Iraq. The documentary follows how 2.5 years of Civil Works, Supply of medical equipment, and Training/Technical Assistance has strengthened the healthcare system in Duhok. Special thanks to the Duhok Directorate General of Health (DGoH) for their collaboration and to the San Raffaele Hospital and the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University for sending medical staff on missions to carry out training activities for the project.


  • SUDAN- Support to the rural communities in the Kassala State to face the malnutrition of pregnant women, young mothers of children under the age of five and their children

  • COLOMBIA – Intervention for the improvement of health conditions in the rural population of the Pacific Coast, victims of the armed conflict, without access to health services through health promotion actions and prevention of diseases

  • KURDISTAN (Iraq) – Support to mental health services for minors and youth in the Duhok Governorate

  • SIERRA LEONE – Creation of the first Transfusion Center in Sierra Leone

  • SOUTH SUDAN – Strengthening services provided by the Comboni Hospital in Wau in its clinical and educational responsibilities also in response to the migration flows of South Sudan

  • KURDISTAN (Iraq) – Critical care and lifesaving services for the most vulnerable patients referred to Duhok Emergency Hospital (KR-I)

  • SUDAN – Support to medical education of public institutions in Kassala State

  • SUDAN – Port Sudan – Support to the development of human resources in the health sector in the Red Sea State

  • KURDISTAN: “Support to the emergency/critical care services and maternal and child health in Duhok governorate” EU MADAD Trust Fund