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Haiti: keeping detainees healthy – a public health challenge

The ICRC, which has visited detainees in Haiti continually since 1994, is engaged in a huge effort to help the Haitian authorities address the problems stemming from prison overcrowding and poor conditions of detention. The health of detainees is one of the major challenges that the authorities are striving to meet with the help of the ICRC, among others, in order to contain the spread of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

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