The objectives of the conference

Themed “Working together for good prison health”, the conference aims to provide participants with a platform for sharing knowledge and best practices with a view to promoting good health in prisons. The event will also be a networking opportunity for health and non-health professionals working in prison settings.

The conference will bring together senior correctional managers, senior managers from prison medical services and health ministries, public health experts from across the Asia and the Pacific region, and international guest speakers.


Highlight the best innovations and initiatives that contribute to better health in prisons


Identify common challenges and areas for policy-making and practices between the health sector and the ministries concerned


Explore ways to strengthen trans-sectorial collaborations and action on prison health

Date November 13 – 15 2017
Place Bangkok, Thailand
Venue Holiday Inn, Silom, Bangkok
Organizers ICRC Geneva Health Unit and ICRC delegation in Bangkok
Format The conference will be held in plenary sessions.
Day 1: Full-day plenary session
Day 2: Full-day plenary session
Day 3: Half-day plenary session, wrap-up and closing ceremony, and half-day bilateral meetings.
1st Asian and Pacific Conference on Prison Health

Conference Topic Areas

Healthy Prison Design

Prison buildings serve needs or purposes for which they were designed. [...]

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Women and Accompanying children

At least 700 000 women and girls are held in penal institutions throughout the world [...]

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Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) is the foundation of decision-making across all health system building blocks, [...]

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Prison Health Financing

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), health financing is concerned with how financial resources are generated, allocated and used in health systems. [...]

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Detainees often come from groups at higher risk of certain infectious diseases than the general population. [...]

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Non-Communicable Diseases

Most of the information on the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and physical and mental disabilities in prisons comes from high-income countries [...]

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Continuity of care

Continuity of care, also known as a through care system includes delivery of integrated health services for prisoners throughout the time they spent in custody and even beyond. [...]

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Telemedicine in prisons

Telemedicine is the delivery in real time of health-related services and clinical supervision using telecommunication technology [...]

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