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Overview of harm reduction in prisons in seven European countries.

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Show simple item record Sander, Gen Scandurra, Alessio Kamenska, Anhelita MacNamara, Catherine Kalpaki, Christina Bessa, Cristina Fernandez Laso, Gemma Nicolás Parisi, Grazia Varley, Lorraine Wolny, Marcin Moudatsou, Maria Pontes, Nuno Henrique Mannix McNamara, Patricia Libianchi, Sandro Antypas, Tzanetos 2017-01-19T15:32:14Z 2017-01-19T15:32:14Z 2016
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract While the last decade has seen a growth of support for harm reduction around the world, the availability and accessibility of quality harm reduction services in prison settings is uneven and continues to be inadequate compared to the progress achieved in the broader community. This article provides a brief overview of harm reduction in prisons in Catalonia (Spain), Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, and Portugal. While each country provides a wide range of harm reduction services in the broader community, the majority fail to provide these same services or the same quality of these services, in prison settings, in clear violation of international human rights law and minimum standards on the treatment of prisoners. Where harm reduction services have been available and easily accessible in prison settings for some time, better health outcomes have been observed, including significantly reduced rates of HIV and HCV incidence. While the provision of harm reduction in each of these countries' prisons varies considerably, certain key themes and lessons can be distilled, including around features of an enabling environment for harm reduction, resource allocation, collection of disaggregated data, and accessibility of services. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Harm Reduction Journal;13:28
dc.subject prison en_US
dc.subject prisoner en_US
dc.subject prison health en_US
dc.subject harm reduction en_US
dc.subject opioid substitution therapy en_US
dc.subject needle and syringe programme en_US
dc.subject HIV en_US
dc.subject hepatitis C en_US
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.title Overview of harm reduction in prisons in seven European countries. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2017-01-19T15:18:30Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12954-016-0118-x
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2692319
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Harm Reduction Journal
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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