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Title: Fourth meeting of the Health in Prisons Project : report on a WHO meeting, Athens, Greece 24-27 November 1999
Authors: Health in Prisons Project. Meeting (4th: 1999: Athens, Greece)
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The meeting was convened by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Project Collaborating Centre at the Directorate of Health Care of H. M. Prison Service in England and Wales. The meeting considered the progress made by and the achievements of the Project since its inception in 1995 and laid plans for its future development. Agreement was reached on methods of evaluating the work of the Project so far, and further work put in hand to plan and evaluate the next phase. Issues of concern to the member countries regarding health promotion were discussed, and particular consideration was given to health promotion issues in relation to drugs and their misuse in prisons. A visit was made to a prison in Greece holding drug offenders, and the meeting concluded with an open discussion on drug issues, addressed by experts from the political, academic and executive arenas in Greece and elsewhere. The key importance of prisons to national and international strategies for tackling drug misuse was emphasized, together with the need for strategies to be based on good evidence. A draft consensus statement on drugs in prisons was approved as a basis for further work
Description: EURO
English only
2 p.
Subject: Prisons
Health Promotion
Substance abuse
Program Evaluation
Strategic planning
Context: prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Gov't Doc #: EUR/00/5014405
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