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Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening the Monitoring of HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction

Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening the Monitoring of HIV, HCV, TB and Harm. Reduction Mapping Report Poland

This report forms part of the EU co-funded project “Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring” implemented under the lead of Harm Reduction International in 2015 and 2016.

The project aims at to reducing ill-treatment of persons in detention and improving prison conditions through improved and standardized monitoring and inspection mechanisms on infectious diseases (TB, HIV and HCV).

The research component of the project includes a mapping the current situation relating to infectious diseases in prisons in seven European countries (Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal and Spain) as well as a mapping of practices among monitoring mechanisms in target countries, with particular reference to infectious disease in prisons.

The project also mapped existing regional and international public health and human rights standards relating to infectious diseases in prisons and developed a user-friendly tool, including a set of key indicators, to generate better informed, more consistent, and sustained monitoring of infectious diseases in prisons by national, regional and international human rights monitoring mechanisms.

Date of publication: 2015 r.

Authors: Marcin Wolny, Piotr Kubaszewski

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