Many prisoners still struggle to access hospital services despite their significant health care needs and early data suggests the pandemic has worsened access further. In this report, we consider new evidence relating to pre-existing health conditions before prison, the use of remote consultation, different ethnic groups' use of health services and the early impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Challenges in ensuring robust research and reporting of health outcomes in sub-Saharan African prisonsby WEPHREN
Words matter: a call for humanizing and respectful language to describe people who experience incarcerationby ejomoore
A systematic review on models of care effectiveness and barriers to Hepatitis C treatment in prison settings in the EU/EEAby WEPHREN
Prison health in all policies - Conclusions of the WHO international meeting on prisons and health (2018)by WEPHREN
General practitioner contributions to achieving sustained healthcare for offenders: a qualitative studyby WEPHREN
Public Health England launch new document to address health and social care needs of older people in prisonby davidmunday
Active case finding is a key prevention measure to promote early diagnosis, treatment and to prevent further disease transmission. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) have performed a systematic review of the published and grey literature on active case finding in prison settings.
Worldwide prison health research and engagement network: a vehicle for capacity-building in prison healthby Emma Plugge
This article in the WHO Public Health Panorama publication outlines WEPHREN's ambitions in supporting capacity building, including professional development for those working in a prison healthcare setting.
Prevalence of Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases in Prison Populations Worldwide: A Systematic Reviewby The Editorial Team
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasingly viewed as a global health crisis, demonstrated by an escalating prevalence of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and respiratory disease. The four key modifiable risk factors identified for NCDs are smoking, alcohol, inadequate physical activity, and unhealthy diet. In 2008, 36 million of 57 million deaths worldwide were attributable to NCDs. Of these, 14 million were attributable to unhealthy diet, 3 million to insufficient physical activity, and 3 million to obesity