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Health in prisons

Azerbaijan: Tuberculosis unit for detainees in Baku

The ICRC is concerned with the welfare of anyone detained in connection with armed conflicts or internal disturbances that require intervention by a neutral organization. Its objective is to ensure acceptable conditions of detention and safeguard the physical and mental welfare of prisoners. 

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  • Health care in detention posters

    The Health Care in Detention posters seek to bolster respect for medical ethics in places of detention. Each poster represents a major ethical issue affecting detainees. The posters cover medical confidentiality, treating detainees first and foremost as patients, providing health care on the basis of need, and treating detainees without discrimination. They are intended for medical and prison staff, government and the general public.

  • Water, sanitation, hygiene and habitat in prisons

    Expertise acquired by ICRC engineers regarding environmental engineering in prisons.

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