AISPO – Italian Association for Solidarity Among People

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AISPO, Italian Association for Solidarity Among People, 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, in Lebanon, in Mozambique, in Madagascar and in Colombia.


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Accessibility, inclusiveness and quality of basic health services for minors in the Province of Duhok and Nineveh plain

The project “Accessibility, inclusiveness and quality of basic health services for children in Duhok Province and Nineveh Plain (AID 11698)” is funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and is implemented in collaboration with QADER for Community Development NGO. The action involves technical assistance and supervision to strengthen a network of services for early diagnosis of disabilities at Hevi Children’s Hospital plus treatment and rehabilitation at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centre and the Early Detection Childhood Disability Centre in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan. In addition, the Early Detection Childhood Disability Center was renovated and equipped and a ramp was constructed at Hevi Hospital to provide access to the emergency room, outpatient department, laboratory and pharmacy services for people with physical disabilities.

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  • SUDAN – Support to refugees, IDPs and host communities at Hamdayet camp in Kassala through the strengthening of health, water and sanitation facilities

  • EGYPT – Support to the improvement of nursing care in 3 Governorates in Egypt

  • KURDISTAN – Improving the quality of nursing curriculum and clinical practice in Iraqi Kurdistan

  • SUDAN – Support to the Central Laboratory of the Kassala Health Citadel

  • COLOMBIA – Disaster Preparedness action through the implementation of an Emergency Medical Team (EMT)

  • MOZAMBIQUE – Support to Environmental Research (BIOFORMOZ)

  • KURDISTAN – Support to mother and child health in Duhok Province

  • LEBANON – Strengthening of health services in rural Lebanon

  • SUDAN – Improving accessibility and quality of Health services for migrants, refugees, IDPs and host communities in Red Sea and Kassala States

  • SUDAN – SAFE – Strengthening of women’s basic health services by improving the early detection system for breast and cervical cancer in the Red Sea State

  • COLOMBIA- Intervention for the improvement of health conditions and risk management of the population victim of armed conflict and of migrants living in the Pacific Coast, through a strategy of Primary Health Care, Psychosocial support and strengthening of local capacities

  • SUDAN – Port Sudan – Support to the public health sector of the Red Sea State in its educational and infrastructural components with focus on mother and child health

  • KURDISTAN-Accessibility, inclusiveness and quality of basic health services for minors in the Province of Duhok and Nineveh plain

  • MADAGASCAR – TRANO NY RENY (the mother’s house) – Integrated social and health program for young women in need in the city of Ambanja

  • KURDISTAN – Strengthening HRH (Human Resources for Health) in Duhok Province

  • KURDISTAN – Support to mother and child and critical care services in Duhok province (Phase II) – the EU MADAD Fund

  • KURDISTAN – Support DGoH-Duhok in providing quality mental health services to address the needs of IDPs, refugees and host communities

  • KURDISTAN (Iraq) – Support to mental health services for children and adolescents in the Duhok Province

  • 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