The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis – Newsletter

Iraq- Health Services – “With 250,000 Syrian refugees having fled to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and 1 million internally displaced people due to the war against Da’esh, Akre Hospital in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, faces dire challenges to provide basic quality services to vulnerable patients. The Trust Fund with the Italian NGO AIPSO jointly contributed to providing Akre Hopsital with brand new emergency ward and helping it better fulfil its life-saving mission.”


El Pais: El barco hospital San Rafaelle volvió a zarpar desde Buenaventura

“El barco Hospital cuenta con salas de cirugía, laboratorio, sala de recuperación, consultorios y un equipo humano conformado por cirujanos, pediatras, odontólogos, médicos internistas, generales, entre otros, con toda la intención de prestar servicios en salud sin ánimo de lucro.”


“In occasione del World Mental Health Day, celebrato in tutto il mondo il 10 ottobre, la Cooperazione italiana, in partnership con il Direttorato Generale della Sanità di Duhok, nel Kurdistan iracheno, ha lanciato il progetto “Supporto ai servizi di salute mentale per i minori e i giovani del Governatorato di Duhok“, che sarà realizzato dalla organizzazione della società civile (Osc) AISPO – Associazione Italiana per la Solidarietà fra i Popoli.”

14 scholarships for midwives and nurses of the obstetric teaching hospital of Port Sudan have been granted – AICS Khartoum

The ceremony for the delivery of 14 scholarships for midwives and nurses of the Abstetric Teaching Hospital of Port Sudan took place in Port Sudan in the framework of the initiative AID 10821 “Support for the development of human resources in the health sector of the State of Red Sea” financed by AICS and realized by AISPO and University of Sassari. The fellows will take part in one month of training in the intensive care units, the delivery room and the maternity wards in the Soba Univerity Hospital of Khartoum University.

10/05/2018 “Inauguration Semi Intensive Care Unit (Port Sudan)” – Italian Embassy Khartoum

“On May 6th 2018 at the Teaching Obstetric Hospital in Port Sudan the inauguration of the Semi Intensive Care Unit and Nutritional Ward funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and implemented by the Italian Ong AISPO and the University of Sassari in partnership with the Ministry of Health took place in the presence of the Director General of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Amad Abdu Rabu, the Director of the Hospital, Dr. Abdallah, the Governor of the Red Sea State, H.E. Mr. Ali Ahmed Hamidt, the Italian Ambassador Fabrizio Lobasso, the AICS Representative Vincenzo Racalbuto, and representatives of the Hospital.
The Italian interventions foresee the rehabilitation of both a semi intensive care unit where around 190 patients from will benefit of the service with 6 beds fully equipped, and a nutritional ward where around 150 patients will be admitted yearly for severe malnutrition, severe anemia, obesity and vitamin deficiencies.”

08/05/2018 “Sudan: Italy donates an operational unit for nutrition” – Italian Foreign Ministry

“Italy is in the front line in Sudan in the fight against the malnutrition of pregnant women, young mothers and children under the age of five and to improve the healthcare system of the Country so as to ensure access to quality healthcare services to as many people as possible”, said Italian Ambassador Fabrizio Lobasso during the inaugural ceremony of the Operational Nutrition Unit at the University Obstetrics Hospital of Port Sudan, the largest among the Red Sea States. The event was attended by Amad Abdu Rabu, Director General of the Ministry of Health, Abdallah, Director of the Hospital, Ali Ahmed Hamidt, Governor of the Red Sea State and Vincenzo Racalbuto, representative in Khartoum of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – AICS .

The Italian Cooperation system assigned to the AISPO NGO a nine month emergency initiative, worth in total some 350,000 euro, designed to face the local population’s severe and moderate malnutrition and to rehabilitate the semi-intensive therapy unit of the hospital. In particular, the initiative envisaged training courses on nutrition and on the use of semi-intensive therapy equipment for 65 gynaecologists, nurses and obstetricians, an increase in the number of beds for patients with nutritional problems, verandas and also sewers to limit the risk of infection. Some 12,172 pregnant women, women who have just given birth and children under the age of five are the recipients of the program which also envisages the purchase and supply of medicinal products.