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Women in prison: the central issues of gender characteristics and trauma history.
Insufficient attention is being paid to two key issues which are critical to a better understanding of what can be done to improve present services for women in prison. Firstly, the demographics,Expand
Imprisonment and women's health: concerns about gender sensitivity, human rights and public health.
The health of prisoners is among the poorest of any population group and the apparent inequalities pose both a challenge and an opportunity for country health systems. The high rates of imprisonmentExpand
Women's health in prisons: it is time to correct gender insensitivity and social injustice.
Women form a minority group within the prisons of Europe. Prisons have been built and they are run with the needs of the majority of prisoners in mind, namely men. Evidence collected throughoutExpand
Acute drug-related mortality of people recently released from prisons.
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 decreasedExpand
Women's health in prison: urgent need for improvement in gender equity and social justice.
The needs of women held in detention have received little attention and con-tinue to be neglected by health systems and prison authorities. One reason for this, too readily accepted until now, isExpand
Drug use in prisons in Kyrgyzstan: a study about the effect of health promotion among prisoners.
In Kyrgyzstan the prevalence of injecting drug behaviour is among the highest found throughout the world. Health promotion training, improved health care and needle/syringe exchange (NSE) programmesExpand
Health protection in prisons: the Madrid Recommendation.
At an international conference held in October 2009 in Madrid, experts in harm reduction and in the control of communicable diseases generally and in prisons agreed the Madrid Recommendation. ThisExpand
The potential of practical checklists in successful health policy review and implementation.
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; theExpand
Voices of torture survivors in Tanzania: A qualitative study.
INTRODUCTION No published research has been found on torture in Tanzania, but individual cases were documented by human rights organisations. The aim of this study was to explore the salientExpand
Torture and torture practices in Tanzania: Knowledge, attitudes and practice among medical professionals.
INTRODUCTION Medical professionals have a key role in addressing torture and need an awareness and knowledge of torture in relation to rehabilitation approaches, prevention and internationalExpand