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.
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.