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Health in Detention

Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut (Swiss TPH) - Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

26th to 30th September 2022

SwissTPH, Kreuzstrasse 2, 4123 Allschwil, Schweiz

Course Content

Global challenges in places of detention Legal framework for ICRC detention activities Health and well-being of detainee populations (with a particular focus on women, youth and the elderly) Health systems and management structures in places of detention Communicable and non-communicable disease control Nutrition, water and santitation Medical ethics / medical confidentiality and dual loyality for health care providers Managing hunger strikes Health impact of solidarity and discipline

Learning objectives, training objectives

Define the main legal instruments, professional codes, and declarations designed to protect the rights of prisoners, detainees, and health professionals. Appraise the most important health problems in detention. Analyse health and human rights

Target Audience

Health professionals (medical doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists) Health managers and planners, social scientists, health system researchers, educators Members of international organisations,working or dealing with police stations,detention etc


-At least two years of professional experience -English requirements: TOEFL paper 550 / computer 213 / internet 79-80 or IELTS 6.0 or native speaker or higher education in English -the number of participants is limited to 24


For the course brochure including application form please visit:

Type of degree
Certificate of attendance, Master, Certificate of completion
Education form
Full Time

CHF 1.100,00
For students registered as a tropEd Master student at a tropEd home institution, the course fee is CHF 900.00.

Enquiries and Registration

Rachel Gutknecht, E-Mail:

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