Chairs: Claire Jiang & Suzu Hirai
Moderator: Michelle Rozenfeld
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Topic: Healthcare Reforms in Prisons
Healthcare systems in prisons are a pressing global concern, with a significant number of prisoners worldwide facing serious health challenges due to inadequate access to healthcare. According to the World Health Organization, around 11.5 million people are held in prisons globally, and the prevalence of HIV and STIs is higher among prisoners than the general population. Mental health issues are also prevalent in prisons, with approximately 10-20% of prisoners worldwide suffering from mental disorders. Other health issues such as substance abuse, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and menstrual inequity continue to plague healthcare systems in prisons. To address these challenges, it is crucial for the delegates to work together, implementing an effective and inclusive healthcare reform in prison. Delegates should focus on increasing access to essential healthcare services and improving the quality of care provided, whilst following respective country policies.