1st World Conference on Health in Detention


1st World Conference on Health in Detention

5 May 2022

The First World Conference on Health in Detention aims to provide health care professionals and managers working in detention settings, and academics from a range of relevant disciplines with a platform to share their experiences, challenges, lessons learnt and research, and to mutually promote a whole government stewardship approach to health in detention.

By strengthening health systems in detention through effective and collaborative management and interministerial coordination, and promoting the application of fundamental rights and standards, professionals can:

Ensure equality and promote equivalence of care in places of detention, in accordance with ethical and international standards

Improve public health for all members of society by integrating detention health systems into national health systems

IDPC is joining Session 13: Drug addictions and harm reduction programmes in detention

Moderator: Hans Wolff, Physician-in-chief of the Division of Prison Health, University Hospitals of Geneva

Where? Room 4 (52)

Languages? EN, AR, ES, FR


  • Drug policy and deprivation of liberty - Ruth Dreifuss, Founding member, Global Commission on Drug Policy
  • Women in prison for drug offenses: evidence for reform & decarceration Marie Nougier, Head of Research and Communications, International Drug Policy Consortium
  • Person-Centered Comprehensive Care: Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Canada’s Federal Penitentiaries Ginette Clarke, Director General, Health Policies & Programs, Correctional Service, Canada
  • The harms of incarceration: A case for evidence and rights-based harm reduction services in prison Naomi Burke-Shyne, Executive Director, Harm Reduction International
Geneva, Switzerland
Start26 June 2022
End28 June 2022