Assessment of health services for prisoners in Andorra



The Andorran Ministry of Justice and the Interior (MJI), under whose jurisdiction prison health is regulated, expressed its commitment to advancing the health systems as well as service and programme delivery throughout the justice system. At the request of the Government of Andorra, and under the terms of the Biennial Collaborative Agreement between the two parties, the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe agreed to make an assessment of the health services provided to prisoners in the Principality. The evaluation mission took place on 2-3 October 2008, in Andorra la Vella, with the remit:

  • to assess the health and health care service arrangements for prisoners in Andorra;
  • to assess the extent to which current arrangements meet the needs of prisoners in Andorra;
  • to make useful and practical observations and suggestions for further improvements.