Health in prisons and places of detention international conference: mental health and well-being in focus

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The 2-day international conference, "Mental health and well-being in detention centres: prison health is public health", underscores the predicament that, while places of detention restrict freedom, they should never compromise people’s access to quality health care.

The conference aims to support countries in progressing towards achieving their commitments under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda and the WHO European Programme of Work (EPW) that promotes united action for better health, leaving no one behind.

The conference takes place as a hybrid event where the EMCDDA is represented.