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Preventing COVID-19 outbreak in prisons: a challenging but essential task for authorities

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The guidance provides useful information to staff and health care providers working in prisons, and to prison authorities. It explains how to prevent and address a potential disease outbreak and stresses important human rights elements that must be respected in the response to COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. Access to information and adequate health care provision, including for mental disorders, are essential aspects in preser...

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Mental Health in Prisons - Coping with the Coronavirus

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What is undoubtedly at the forefront of the headlines at the moment is Covid 19 and its vast impacts on global health systems, economies and infrastructure. Vulnerable populations are worst effected; the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, poorer populations etc. However, amongst these vulnerable populations are those confined within an environment that, given current events, might not necessarily be at the top of everyones agenda; pris...

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Draft minutes PRISON Health working group meeting 18 Febr 2020

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Present: Prof. Dr. Peter Groenewegen (senior researcher, Utrecht university), Anke van Dam (Executive Director AFEW International), Diederik Aarendonk (Coordinator European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC)), Prof. Dr. Maria van den Muijsenbergh (Professor of Health disparities and person centered integrated Primary Care, Radboud UMC), Elena Voskresenskaya (Director AFEW Ukraine), Irina Orlova (office manager AFEW International, minute-taker).

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Health care in Belgian prisons. Current situation and scenarios for the future

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Page 25: Primary care problems  Understaffing of health care staff  Confidentiality (the most common vehicle for prisoners to request a medical consultation is a simple paper request form, often handed over to detention officers, presence of security officers during medical consultations)  Lack of a coherent medical guard (after hours) system  Scattered offer of health prevention/promotion initiatives  Lack of standardized coordin...

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