The first round of cascade training sessions on Medical Ethics and Health prevention and promotion activities in prisons started on Monday, 16 January 2017 in collaboration with the Law Institute of the Ministry of Justice of Armenia. The cascade training sessions are based on curricula developed by international and national Council of Europe (CoE) consultants in 2016 and are carried out by trainers who followed the Training of Trainers sessions held in 2016 and who were selected following the evaluation of international experts. Medical and non-medical staff will be trained on, among others, the guiding principles of medical ethics, healthcare for vulnerable groups, violence in prison, mental health promotion, infectious diseases and preventive physical healthcare.
The overall objective is to offer training to approximately 950 medical and non-medical staff from all eleven prisons in Armenia by June 2017.
The cascade training sessions are held within the joint European Union/Council of Europe project “Penitentiary reform - Strengthening the health care and human rights protection in prisons in Armenia” funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.