International Cooperation for the Development

The ACSIM ONLUS is an Association operating since 1997 on the field of immigration in the whole Marche Region. The success of any services activated in the region, led the Association to fight for a new challenge: international cooperation for the development.

Since almost three years the ACSIM has given way to cooperation projects in that field, in particular within Nigeria and Uganda, both through the organization of events in Italy to raise funds and resources. The projects that ACSIM is promoting and will promote are designed to the self-development of southern countries of the world, through a welfare approach. With the concept of «not welfare-approach» means wanting to give local communities the tools needed to become protagonists of their own development.

ACSIM IS WORKING FOR: “In a world of inequality and inequity, in a world where all children can live happily their children, to ensure that everyone has access to water, medical care, access to medicines. We want to help peoples of Nigeria and Uganda, giving them the means to react to their condition through respect for human rights, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that Article 22 refers to international cooperation as a means through which every individual can and should achieve its economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality. ”


In addition to activities conducted in different countries, ACSIM will present  the emergencies which attempt to intervene through cooperative projects involving international organizations and the local sensitive to the problem. We appeal especially to big Companies and Banking Foundations.

The well-being today is the welfare of all. Nobody can remain indifferent to the problems of developing countries. Not just their problems but also ours as human beings and citizens of the world.

There is still much to do and can not wait!

Look at all the pages of the ACSIM INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION to understand what we are doing and what we intend to do for Africa.


  1. A.C.S.I.M. no one ever asks “general charities”.
  2. A.C.S.I.M. work only on specific projects in collaboration with national public bodies and international. Each project is always possible to see the results, in fact, the ACSIM will update your site regularly with pictures and reports.
  3. A.C.S.I.M. tries to optimize the resources, mechanisms for implementing research funds based on the lever. Large projects always involve the co-financial public sector (national and / or international) in return for a share of funding from one or more private entities (companies, foundations, citizens’ signatures). 
    • example:A.C.S.I.M. is participating in a European Union call for the creation of a service center (school + medical center) in Uganda. The EU finances 60% of the work. The remaining 40% will be financed from A. C.S.I.M. with the help of the citizens of Macerata who have signed the lottery Intercultural Foundation and a local bank.




Project of international cooperation for the promotion of the right to health to be achieved in Nigeria and Uganda

The A. C.S.I.M. has promoted a project to be carried out in Nigeria and Uganda in order to see concrete respect for the right to health in these areas is systematically violated. For this reason, below you will find some information on the health situation in Nigeria, particularly in Abia State. Anything to make you understand just some of the reasons that led us to devise a health care coverage with many special features of which will say later .

Some significant data:

  1. Infant mortality in the first year of life: 100 per thousand births
  2. Infant mortality by 5 years of life: 194 per thousand live births
  3. Life expectancy at birth: 44 years
  4. Access to safe water: 48% of the population (31% in rural areas)
  5. Access to adequate sanitation: 44% of the population (36% in rural areas)

(Data source: UNICEF report “The Condition of the World 2007”).
The sanitation situation in the country is very precarious. The Nigerian health system can be described as “of medium-low quality” in the African continent (Source Safe Travel – Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Unit Crisis). Specialist care are taught in large cities where there are hospitals. The Basic Health Service, founded in 1977, should be guaranteed in practice who can access the hospital medical care should bring home blankets, food and must pay the benefits. In the villages the people are turning to small dispensaries or traditional healers.

Endemic diseases are tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid and gastro. There is serious risk of contracting hepatitis (A and B) and meningitis (as endemic in the north of the country, including the capital Abuja) and cholera. AIDS is rapidly spreading and worrisome. Nigeria is also the largest “reservoir” of the polio virus, with over 70% of cases diagnosed in the world. We must not forget the yellow fever.

AIDS, polio and malaria are the three scourges that are devastating the country.


Malaria (in the form of quinine-resistant and especially in the south-east of the type known as “cerebral malaria”) is a mortal danger to children but does not receive attention. The spread of this parasitism is related to the easy mode of transmission. The level of endemicity of malaria, the parasite resistance to medicines available in the country, inadequate access to care, is estimated between 25% and 30% child mortality under five years of age to approximately 300,000 deaths ‘year.


The first official case of AIDS was diagnosed in Nigeria in 1986, since then the rate of incidence of the disease has risen steadily. The incidence of HIV / AIDS is high in 2003 was estimated at 5.4% of the population, more than 3 million people, and in some areas reached the 8, 2%. It is estimated that approximately 5.8% of pregnant women are HIV infected and that approximately 290,000 children are suffering from the disease since birth.


This … not believe it … is a private clinic which is located at Umuahia, the capital of Abia State. It does not seem comfortable right?! And in fact, will not be many others are the lack of a structure like this:

  1. Not everyone can access them;
  2. Those who do not receive access to vital services such as emergency rooms, X-rays; pedriatico or gynecology department …
  3. There are ambulances and in emergency situations, especially those coming from the villages, the risk of death is high.

If private clinics are so inefficient, you can imagine the public hospitals. These structures are limited by the lack or reduction of electricity, just think in a city that only energy independence is at a max. 6 h, while in the villages is essentially nothing.


For all these reasons, the direct experience that our Associazone has in Abia and the specific request of an official of the National Population Commission, we decided to give life to this project. In order to promote the right to health and access to care and essential medicines, especially for disadvantaged groups, namely women, children and elderly.



Progetto: Human Right To Health

The project involve two Sub-Saharan Africa, Nieria and Uganda that have a constant health alert, exacerbate by living condition beneath the poverty line of the majority of population. The UNAIDS report of 2007 detects an high incidence of HIV: indeed Sub-Saharan Africa covers the 68% of worldwide people living with HIV (2.5 millions new, 1.7 millions of them in Sub-Saharan Africa).

The project aims to improve life qualty of the selected communitiies ensuring the right to medical care through the improvement of structural, logistical and organizationl resources that were chosen to safeguard the health’s people.


The main activities are:


  • the buiding of the health center in Eziama Ntigha in Isiala Ngwa North (Abia State);
  • solar panels equipment and well to supply electricity and water;
  • the creation of services which aim to offer performances in areas ike prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics, dentistry and generall medicine.


  • the renovation and improvement of Social Health Center Kirigime, situated in Kabae (Kigezi region)
  • solar panels equipment and a well to supply electricity and water;
  • strengthening of treatment capability for HIV positive people: strenghthening of the project for orphans with HIV and plan of awarness, prevention, counseling and HIV testing for adolescents and couples.


The project i impemented in partnership with African local associations, respectively the Isiukwunadim Development Union, Oluobodo foundation in Nigeria and Kigezi Healthcare Foundation in Uganda.

The empowerment and direct engagement of local partners give to the project stability and continuity features, while strengthening and valuig human capital.

The project innovation lies in the essential rol given to the partnership and local communities.




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