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.
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.