Health authorities, senior management, professionals and academics from a range of relevant disciplines involved in prison  health will enhance their knowledge and skills to strengthen prison health systems in order to improve the health outcomes of detainees  , through effective management and coordination, and through promoting the knowledge and respect of fundamental rights protecting all persons under any form of detention or imprisonment, and the implementation of related standards, and principles (including “equivalence of care”).
1.The term “prison” refers to all types of penitentiary institutions, including police and immigration detention facilities.
2.Similarly, the term “detainee” refers to all persons deprived of liberty in any of the “prisons” as defined above.
Provide opportunities for participants to share experiences, challenges, lessons learnt and research.
Promote a “whole-government” stewardship approach to prison health.
Promote awareness and understanding of current international standards and provide guidance towards their implementation.
Enable and encourage the participants to be part and an active member of the “worldwide prison health research & engagement network” (WEPHREN), along with professionals and institutions involved in prison health from other countries
|November 13-15, 2019
|Manila, The Philippines
|New World Makati Hotel
|International Committee of the Red Cross Philippines
|The conference will be held in plenary and concurrent (workshops) sessions.
The participants will be offered the opportunity to present their good practices or research results in form of poster stands.