Alex Gatherer

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This information is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of TB CAP and do not necessarily refl ect the views of USAID or the United States Government. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The writing committee would like to thank the members of the(More)
The rate of acute drug-related mortality, or overdose deaths, among prisoners in the immediate post-release period is unacceptably high. Such incidents result from many factors, including decreased tolerance after a period of relative abstinence during imprisonment and the concurrent use of multiple drugs which, with every additional illicit drug consumed(More)
Based on the experience of many countries in Europe and the advice of experts, this guide outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and staff. This especially requires that everyone(More)
Of 758 infants' feeding-bottles and teats collected aseptically by health visitors in four areas of Great Britain and examined in public health laboratories, less than two-thirds of the bottles and just over half of the teats produced results within an arbitrary "satisfactory" level. The mothers who said they used the hypochlorite method of sterilization(More)
An instrument was developed to study the use of hospital beds and discharge arrangements of a cohort of 847 admissions to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, for a three week period during February-March 1986. For only 38% of bed days were patients considered to have medical, nursing, or life support reasons for requiring a provincial teaching hospital(More)
The potential use of checklists to encourage the translation of policy into practice is outlined. The policy for the checklists is the WHO/UNODC declaration on women's health in prison; the checklists will be for decision makers and policy advisers; senior prison management staff; and prison health staff. The checklists will be piloted through the WHO(More)
Prisons carry a great burden of mental disability from major conditions (despite diversion schemes) to lesser forms. This article gives facts and figures which justify the call for urgent action. In the light of the WHO Trencin Statement on prisons and mental health and other reports, it lists the key aspects of an emerging new agenda for mental health and(More)
The needs of women held in detention have received little attention and continue to be neglected by health systems and prison authorities. One reason for this, too readily accepted until now, is that women prisoners are a clear minority group within prisons all over the world. It is only recently that attention has been drawn to the fact that a minority(More)