1st World Conference
on Health in Detention

27-29 June 2022, Geneva

The 1st World Conference on Health in Detention aims to provide health care professionals and managers working in detention settings, and academics from a range of relevant disciplines with a platform to share their experiences, challenges, lessons learnt and research, and to mutually promote a whole government stewardship approach to health in detention.

By strengthening health systems in detention through effective and collaborative management and interministerial coordination, and promoting the application of fundamental rights and standards, professionals can:

Ensure equality and promote equivalence of care in places of detention, in accordance with ethical and international standards

Improve public health for all members of society by integrating detention health systems into national health systems


HCD Conference reportConference report

This report provides an overview of the design, content and outcomes of the 1st World Conference on Health in Detention, which took place between 27 and 29 of June 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.