Preparedness, preventionand control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention

by WHO

The guidance provides useful information to staff and health care providers working in prisons, and to prison authorities. It explains how to prevent and address a potential disease outbreak and stresses important human rights elements that must be respected in the response to COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. Access to information and adequate health care provision, including for mental disorders, are essential aspects in preserving human rights in such places.

  • Global
  • Care and support
  • Harm reduction
  • Human rights
  • Inequalities in health
  • Laws and regulations
  • Legislation
  • Treatment
  • Health care professionals
  • Prisoners (ex-)

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