Monitoring HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction in Prisons: A Human Rights-Based Tool to Prevent Ill Treatment
This tool has been developed by Harm Reduction International, in consultation with an Expert Committee, to assist human rights-based monitoring bodies in fulfilling their preventive mandate in the context of HIV, HCV, TB and harm
reduction in prisons.
This monitoring tool is made up of indicators, presented as straightforward questions, which all derive from widely
accepted public health and human rights standards.13 Taken as a whole, including appendices, the tool is meant to be
comprehensive and therefore essentially examines the main elements of a human rights-based approach to HIV, HCV,
TB and harm reduction in prisons. It also identifies the main elements of a strong and equitable health system that is
conducive to prisoners realising their human rights, especially in the context of HIV, HCV and TB.
This publication forms part of the EU co-funded project “Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring” implemented under the lead of Harm Reduction International in 2015 and 2016.