Meeting report: Regional consultation on prisons and health (2016)

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3-4 November 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Report includes proceedings  of the conference with the main aim to share good practice on prison health focusing on the topic of death in custody. Speakers addressed causes of deaths within the prison settings as well as effective prevention strategies for reducing the high mortality that the prison population experience as compared to the general population. WHO/Europe Member State representatives and international experts shared their experiences and also reported on specific issues or progress within parts of the European Region, as well as beyond.  Each section of the report contains points for action  and recommendations