165145 A Public Health Approach in Prisons

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 3:30 PM

Lars Moller, PhD , Health in Prisons Project, World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark
A public health approach seems to work in countries with low resources. Some lessons from the 12 years experience of the WHO Health in Prisons Project throughout Europe will be outlined. The dangers to public health from overcrowded and inadequate prisons can be appreciated by politicians. Recent work in two countries in Europe with very little resources will be presented with focus on HIV and TB preventions. The results show how different partners including NGOs can lead through cooperation towards a marked reduction in the public health risks from prisons.

Learning Objectives:
1. What is the WHO Health in Prison Project. 2. Which countries with low resources have used public health approaches to reduce public health risks from prisons.

Keywords: Prisoners Health Care, Public Health Policy

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