Event: COVID-19 in prisons: vaccinations and responses
At the 30th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in Vienna and online from 17 – 21 May 2021, Penal Reform International, the WHO (Europe) Health in Prisons Programme (HIPP), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) come together to present recommendations and practical tools to support countries in implementing the most appropriate measures to prepare, prevent and manage COVID-19 in places of detention, including a new advocacy briefing explaining why people living and working in prisons should be included in national COVID-19 vaccination plans.
Dr Nino Berdzuli, Divisional Director Country Health Programmes, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Ms Olivia Rope, Executive Director, Penal Reform International
Mr Andrés Finguerut, Chief, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Setting the background and context of places of detention: Global Prison Trends 2021
Tríona Lenihan, Penal Reform International
Addressing infectious diseases in places of detention: Updated Comprehensive Package of Interventions
Dr Ehab Salah, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
An overview of vaccination against COVID-19 in detention settings: Why people living and working in detention facilities should be included in COVID-19 vaccination plans?
Dr Filipa Alves da Costa, Consultant, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Challenges and opportunities for implementing COVID-19 vaccination in detention facilities
Dr Taoufiq Abtal, Chief of health division at the General Delegation for Prison Administration, Morocco
Moderated by Luciana Pol, Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) Argentina