2010 National Counterpart meeting on Prison Health


14-16 October 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark

The annual meeting for national Counterparts was held on 14-16 October 2010. This year the meeting was organized on the premises of the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The aims of the meeting were to review the progress made over the past 15 years during which the WHO Regional Office for Europe has focused on prison health specifically and to facilitate detailed information exchange between the Regional Office, Member States and international partners. During the meeting particular attention was given to the stewardship role for prison health, as more and more countries in the European Region consider a transfer of the responsibility for prison health from their Ministry of Justice/Interior to their Ministry of Health.