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Training for chief doctors of prisons


In Gudauri, on 14-16 December and 17-19 December, two Council of Europe international experts will provide training on the effective provision and management of healthcare services in prisons to respectively chief doctors of prisons and staff of the medical department of Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia. The aim of the training is to build the capacity of chief doctors and other staff of the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance to effectively manage the prevention and treatment of illnesses among prisoners. The training will make the participants of the training more familiar with the European standards on healthcare, deepen their knowledge on management issues and equip them with the necessary skills through practical exercises.

This activity is organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions”. This programme was launched in July 2013 and aims at strengthening human rights and improving access to health care for persons deprived of their liberty.



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Council of Europe Office in Georgia