Statement of Purpose



Health in detention is public health. Health authorities, senior management, healthcare and safety workers, academics and researchers from a range of relevant disciplines involved in health in detention will enhance their awareness, knowledge and skills to improve the health outcomes of persons deprived of liberty.

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