ID: REPORT-050423_A 05 Apr 2023

ICRC: the 1st world conference on health in detention report

This report provides an overview of the design, content and outcomes of the 1st World Conference on Health in Detention, which took place between 27 and 29 of June 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The 1st World Conference on Health in Detention provided health care professionals and managers working in detention settings, and academics from a range of relevant disciplines with a platform to share their experiences, challenges, lessons learnt and research, and to mutually promote a whole government stewardship approach to health in detention.
By strengthening health systems in detention through effective and collaborative management and interministerial coordination, and promoting the application of fundamental rights and standards, professionals can:

Ensure equality and promote equivalence of care in places of detention, in accordance with ethical and international standards

Improve public health for all members of society by integrating detention health systems into national health systems.

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