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

    Strengthening teaching and research in the field of communicable diseases at the University of Kassala;
    Improving teaching offer at the Academy of Health Science of Kassala;
    Improving capabilities in molecular diagnostics University in Khartoum and the Mycetoma Centre in Khartoum;
    Improved ability of the Teaching Hospital laboratory services.

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

    Strengthening of the “Academy of Health Science” through teaching skills: technical and laboratory assistants, midwives, medical assistants and nurses;
    Improve the General Hospital of Port Sudan in some departments such as practical training units for AHS students (Hospital Maternal, Pediatric Hospital and Central Laboratory);
    Launch of the Hospital University research lines in Port Sudan, in collaboration with scientific institutes and research excellences, both Italian and international.

  • KURDISTAN – Essential lifesaving health services for the most vulnerable patients referred to Duhok’s Health facilities (KR-I)

    General objective is to reinforce emergency medical response and assistance for war casualties by supporting Duhok Emergency and Trauma hospital

  • KURDISTAN – Emergency initiative for the strengthening of basic services for displaced persons and host communities in the Autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan

    The second phase of the project, to be continued in 2017, is starting thanks to the renewed support of AICS (269.884 euros). Priority remains on the improvement of the health conditions of the displaced population and the host community, through further strengthening first assistance services in 23 Primary Health Care Center of Zakho, Sumel, Duhok, Akre, Amedi, Shekhan districts and the integration of urgent medical-emergency service (122) provided in the existing camps and expected new ones to accommodate the newly displaced people from Mosul.

  • KURDISTAN – GIZ Cash for work

    The project was developed in collaboration with GIZ and Duhok Directorate General of Health.

    1,102,750 Euros were provided in order to hire health workers who will provide first aid and training for health and hygiene prevention to the most vulnerable groups of displaced persons and refugees in the camps and in the hosting community of Sharya, Kabarto 1 and 2, Domiz 1 and 2, Qadyea, Darkar, Bajid kandala 1 and 2.

  • SOUTH SUDAN – Response to the emergency in the Wau region

    The project aims to improve the health conditions of the displaced population and the host community by strengthening primary care services.

  • SUDAN: Service Agreement in Red Sea, Kassala and Gedaref

    Inside the Italian Cooperation Emergency Program in Sudan, AID 010421/02/5 “Initiative to support Sudan vulnerable populations in emergency status, with special focus to child, women, elderly and disables and support to conflict areas communities in Darfur states”, AISPO has signed a service agreement for project activities controlling and monitoring.

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

    The main objective is to increase access to quality and equitable Mother and Child and Emergency health care for Syrian refugees, IDPs and affected host local populations both through direct interventions and through strengthening health systems and capacities in Duhok Governorate – Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
    The project aims to:
    Reinforce Mother and Child Health services in selected health centers and in Maternity and Hevi Pediatric Hospitals (tertiary level)
    Reinforce Medical emergency response in Akre Emergency Hospital (secondary level) and Emergency Trauma Hospital (tertiary level).

  • MADAGASCAR: Mobile Health P.A.N.D.A. E HPV

    Maternal mortality rate in Madagascar is 478/100.000 (more than 4000 times the rate in Italy). Only 45% the deliveries are assisted by trained personnel and obstetric emergency services are very weak. There is indeed lack of qualified personnel as well as of proper infrastructures. The possibility of obtaining transportation is aleatoric. This situation makes deliverya high risk event especially for women living in remote areas.
    PANDA stands for “Pregnancy And Newborn Diagnostic Assessment: the system is a mobile solution that allows to reach pregnant women even in the most remote areas.

  • SOUTH SUDAN: Mother and Child health care in Wau

    The project continues to reinforce the actions developed during the first phase (April 2012 – July 2013), when the funds from MAECI a new Obstetric and Gynecologic ward (240sqm) was realized at the Comboni Hospital.
    In the first year of the second phase project a new laboratory was realized and a Blood Bank was organized. The technical assistance provided by a nurse, a midwife, a lab technician and a doctor ensured the training of the local staff.

  • UGANDA: evaluation of new diagnostics for childhood tuberculosis

    This is a multi-centric research project. A P3 laboratory, which uses the culture biology technique, was realized and it allowed to decrease from 20 to 7 days the diagnostic time for TB. The introduction of molecular biology with the GenExpert permitted to have the results in two hours. Furthermore AISPO/Nsambya hosts the trails related to a new bio-molecular device (Lab on Chip) still not on the market which allows to diagnose within a chip non only the TB presence, but also the resistance to the first line drugs.

  • Egypt: technical assistance program at the “Port Said Ursing School”

    These are the main activities of the projects:
    – Training of trainers: beneficiaries teachers from the faculty of the School of Nursing (theoretical teaching methods through distance learning)
    – Training of trainers: tutors and mentors in their educational activities of practical training
    – Organization of periods of trainings in Italian and International excellent academic facilities

  • KURDISTAN: Improvement of mother and child health

    The project was developed in collaboration with the University of Sassari
    Objective: contribute to enhance the capacity of the Kurd Health National System to respond to the mother and child health demands; particular emphasis is given to complications of pregnancyand neonatal hereditary and congenital diseases; the project’s is transferring competencies to the local personnel and strengthen the capacities of the Health Directorates of Duhok, Sulimanya and Erbil in planning the activities and in allocating resources.

  • KURDISTAN: Support to the health system in Duhok governorate

    The project aims to strengthen the capacities of prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of Duhok Health authorities to face the increased work load due the migration process of populations escaping from the war.

  • PALESTINE: Training of local staff in using endo-laparoscopy techniques

    Beneficiaries are the patients that can have access to the new high quality diagnostic and therapeutic services and about 50 professionals (doctors studying for specialty, specialized doctors, technician and health operators), who are acquiring new competences thanks to the intense training opportunities offered by the project both in Palestine and abroad in accordance to certificated guidelines.

  • KURDISTAN: Support to vulnerable people in refugees and IDPs camps

    The project wants to contribute to improve the health status of the most vulnerable groups of people hosted in the 23 refugee and IDPs camps in Duhok Governorate.
    Special attention is given to preserve the reproductive health and the protection of vulnerable groups such as the disabled and people with chronic diseases. The activities are organized according to the needs identified at the community level. Health operators are trained refugees and IDPs who work in synergy with the Health Directorate personnel.

  • VIETNAM: Carlo Urbani Project – Huè University

    The project is developed in collaboration with the University of Sassari.
    Objective: support the fight against endemic pathologies, such as the genetic and communicable diseases, that are the main cause of infant mortality; the objective will be achieved through the development of advanced research capacities.
    The activities are still ongoing

  • PALESTINE – GAZA STRIP: emergency support to the health sector

    The Israeli / Arab conflict has had an important impact on the Gaza Health Service, because of the damages of the infrastructures, of the number of war causalities and of the deficiency in electric power supply. There is a shortage of drugs and consumables and several health care personnel were lost.

  • AFGHANISTAN: response to pediatric emergencies in Herat province

    Objective: contribute to improve the health status of the pediatric population in Herat Province – Afghanistan – reinforcing the services to meet pediatric and neonatal emergencies.

  • AFGHANISTAN: Training local staff in managing medical emergencies

    Objective: contribute in improving the health status of the population of the Western Region of Afghanistan(Herat, Badghis, Ghor and Farahprovinces), reinforcing the professional capacities of the health personnel to deal with medical emergencies.

  • PALESTINE: promoting the rights of people with disabilities – MOVE

    The project’s specific goal consists in promoting the rights of Persons with Disabilities, supporting their social inclusion through education.
    The project strives to strengthen the capacities of social workers through training, introducing new methodologies, which observe international standards in the social policies field and in the individual personal care.
    The activities are scheduled to start at the beginning of August 2012.

  • ALBANIA: Scutari region First Aid system improvement

    The emergency medicine service was organized and developed in the First Aid Station of Scutari’s and Puke’s Hospitals, as well as out of the Hospitals, in Scutari’s and Puke’s areas:
    Scutari’s Regional Hospital ’s and Puke’s Provincial Hospital ’s First Aid Stations were completely renovated, equipped and furnished
    7 ambulances were equipped in accordance with the international standards

  • COLOMBIA: Saint Raphael Hospital Ship

    In January 2016, from 10th to 31st, AISPO carried out a fundraising campaign to support the Saint Rahael Hospital Ship.

    Colombia is a very peculiar country, where very different social-economics realities coexist.
    Rich and modern cities can be found not far from extremely poor villages where health and school service and even electricity supply are just a dream. In wild areas of the pacific side, 64% of the population lives below the poverty line. It is estimated that there is 1 doctor/100.000 inhabitants.

  • SOUTH SUDAN: strenghthening of Rumbek Hospital capacities

    In the first phase AISPO experts elaborated with the official counterpart a Master Plan for the structural and functional development of the Hospital. The construction of a new Surgical Block was within the first priorities. An expatriate civil engineer has been coordinating the work throughout its final realization. Particular emphasis was given to realize a safe path to dispose the Operating Theatre west.

  • UGANDA: “Stop TB” at St. Francis Nsambya Hospital & Lachor Hospital

    The collaboration between AISPO and National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTLP) lasts since 2006. Since then AISPO is an active member of Uganda Stop TB Partnership (USTP). USTP is an entity which was created in 2004 with 27 partners (bilateral and multilateral cooperation agencies), to fight TB and reduce its morbidity in Uganda to the 1990 levels (Millenium Development Goals).
    NTLP had already given Nsambya Hospital the responsibility to perform external quality controls within Kampala and Central Zone laboratories.

  • UGANDA: the health of women at St. Francis Nsambya Hospital in Kampala

    Cervix and breast cancer are the most common tumors affecting Ugandan women. AISPO in partnership with AFRON (Oncology in Africa) and APOF (Association of pathologists)has tackled the challenge with this project which just concluded.
    The project has purchased chemotherapy drugs and biomedical equipmentto support the intensive training initiatives carried on by the technical assistance of Italian experts.
    Ancillary services like clinical engineering, quality system and digitalization of the laboratory and clinical departments were reinforced/introduced.

  • MOZAMBIQUE: medical development in Maringue district

    Aispo has been working in Mozambique for more than 20 years.
    This last project continued to pursue efforts to improve the capacities of the National HealthServices and to respond to the health demands of the population. Two doctors offered technical assistance and training to the local personnel. The health services were offered at Maringue Health Center, located in the middle of the District. Remote communities were reached by Mobile Clinics offering preventive and curative services. Some HC were restructured and some were newly constructed together with houses for the health personnel.

  • CONGO: Telemedicine and distance learning at Fomulac Hospital

    Since its beginning in 2010, the project has led to the computerization of several hospital services which makes the clinical activity much easier and to the creation of an information laboratory where the local staff is able to manage the information equipment and the telemedicine and distance-learning connections by himself.