2013 Meeting of the European network for Prisons and Health

15-16 October 2013, London, United Kingdom 

The annual meeting of the European network on prisons and health took place on 15-16 October 2013 in London, United Kingdom, at the premises of the Royal Statistical Society.  It  was attended by  the national focal points,  representing the WHO Member States of the European network for Prisons and Health, other stakeholders as well as numerous partner organizations. The meeting was organized in collaboration with and under co-sponsorship by Public Health England (PHE) in its capacity as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Prison and Health, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Main focus of the meeting:

  • “Good Governance for prison health in the 21st Century” – the launch of a key WHO publication that opts for a full integration of prison health in public health
  • how to implement good governance for prison health
  • the 2nd edition of “Health in prisons. A WHO guide to the essentials in prison health”
  • the legacy of Dr Alex Gatherer
  • international developments in prison health