March 2012 spectra 91 - Prison health

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Growing focus on prison health

BIG – combating infectious diseases in prisons. The aim of the BIG project launched in 2008 is to bring health care in penal institutions into line with that of the community. The experience gained with BIG has been positive, and therefore the project is now to be institutionalised on a sustainable basis. more


At first hand

Editorial Karen Klaue. The risk of contracting an infectious disease such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis or tuberculosis is greater in prisons than in the community. Research conducted both in Switzerland and abroad has confirmed this. While detainees do not have the right to free choice of doctor nor do they have automatic access to preventive and curative healthcare, however, it is essential that they have the same chance of enjoying the best possible health and benefiting from the same health counselling, care and support services as people who live in the community. more


Success in managing the problem of drug abuse

MaPaDro lll. The Federal Government’s Third Package of Measures to Reduce Drug-related Problems (MaPaDro III 2006–2011) has been effective. An evaluation of the project has confirmed this. The following is an overview of the most important areas of progress in managing drug use and its consequences. more


Flu prevention: objectives not (yet) achieved

Evaluation. The communication objectives relating to seasonal flu 2008–2012 have not yet been achieved. This is due more to scarcity of resources (compared with the very ambitious objectives) than to the choice and implementation of measures. more