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Author Archives: hospitalandprisonaction

AFRICAN YOUTH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM PRISON

(Being a paper presented by Mr. Nathaniel Oyinloye, Project Director, Hospital and Prison Action Network (HPAN), a UK registered Charity Organization. at the IDAY-UK Conference in London on 16th June 2012) African Youth in the United Kingdom Prison Population of African Youths in UK Prison According to National Statistics on Race and Criminal Justice System … Continue reading »

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Optimal provision of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users: a systematic review.

This thorough review formed the evidential basis for recent guidance from England’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on how best to distribute sterile syringes. Maximising the proportion of injections done with sterile equipment is the key objective. Summary The featured article was based Needle exchange in prisons was included in the original review … Continue reading »

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Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Stockholm: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. European Union drug misuse and disease control agencies have come together to offer guidance on how to prevent injection-related disease spread in Europe. Towards the top of the list are widespread … Continue reading »

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Alcohol services in prisons: an unmet need

HM Inspectorate of Prisons. Prison inspections and surveys of prisoners and staff in England reveal a “depressing picture” of “very limited” services for problem drinking inmates, which leave them with poor prospects on release. Summary Introduction from HM Chief Inspector of Prisons For some time, prison inspections have been describing the gap between the needs … Continue reading »

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Prison health needs assessment for alcohol problems

Parkes T., MacAskill S., Brooks O. et al. NHS Health Scotland, What does the Scottish Prison Service need to do to adequately address alcohol problems among inmates? This needs assessment funded by the Scottish Government assesses the size of the problem, identifies the gaps, and recommends ways to plug them based on a review of … Continue reading »

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CUT IN BENEFITS AND ITS IMPACT ON POVERTY IN UK

The UK government is still striving to pull the economy out of recession by, among others, cutting social welfare where possible. But do you think that the government’s cumulated actions on saving money here and there so far can threaten the people’s health and poverty levels? Please give your opinion. Meanwhile, please read the latest … Continue reading »

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Reducing the impact of alcohol-related harm to Londoners – how well are we doing?

Penfold M., Rand H. London: Alcohol Concern, Seven years after the first alcohol harm reduction strategy for England, this audit finds treatment access and brief intervention work has progressed in London but funding is often precarious and GP services are surprisingly under-developed. Summary Seven years on from publication of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for … Continue reading »

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Women Smokers Death Risk Soars

Are you a female smoker or an aspiring one? Please read the following before you puff the next cigarette. Please read on.

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SURVEY ON NIGERIA’S POLICE

Are you a Nigerian with interest in improving the role of the Nigerian Police in delivering better and fairer justice system to the people of our country? Then please participate in this vital survey on the Police and make your opinion count. Click here

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HUMAN RIGHTS IN NIGERIA

Nigeria is a federal republic of 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). On April 16, President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who had assumed the presidency in May 2010 following his predecessor’s death, won election to a four-year term, along with Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo, also of the … Continue reading »

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