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HIV services in prisons

Correctional facilities are high-risk settings for the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB). While incarceration necessarily restricts liberty, inmates have a right to a minimum standard of health care at least equivalent to that in the community including effective services along the entire continuum of HIV and TB prevention, treatment and care.

EHPSA commissioned Aurum Research Institute to assess the policies and practices related to HIV and TB data collection and surveillance in correctional facilities of Malawi, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Zambia. It aimed to provide a broad review of two topics: HIV and TB prevention and sexual health services and treatment in correctional facilities; and the collection of routine data collection and surveillance in correctional settings in the region

This critical review employed a combination of literature and policy review, direct system observations, data analyses and key informant interviews. It took place between November 2017 and April 2018.

Full report:

HIV and TB services and surveillance in correctional facilities in eastern and southern Africa: assessment of policies, practices and performance. Consolidated report for Malawi, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia (49pp). Read... 

Summary Report

HIV and TB services and surveillance in eastern and southern Africa (12pp). Read...

Evidence Brief

HIV and TB services in eastern and southern Africa (3pp). Read...

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