Clement Moonga, Programme Manager for our European Union-funded Zambian Prisons Health Systems Strengthening (ZaPHSS) project, made two presentations at the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health in Basel, Switzerland which took place under the theme: Driving the Best Science to Meet Global Health Challenges.
The abstracts presented reflected qualitative work done with CIDRZ and Zambian Prisons Services colleagues to better understand structural factors that influence the health status of incarcerated persons in Zambia:
‘Prison Food Provisions, Family Support and Vulnerability to Health Risks in Zambia’
‘Structural Drivers of Inequality in the Zambian Prison Health System’
Key note speaker at the conference was the Zambian Minister of Gender, Professor Nkandu Luo, who spoke about Health Challenges in Africa. Honourable Minister Professor Luo was representing the Zambian Coalition of African Parliamentarians against HIV/AIDS (CAPAH).
The European-Union, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Home Affairs and CIDRZ recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding and officially launched the Zambian Prison Health Systems Strengthening Framework.