publication . Article . 2015

Health promoting prisons – An impossibility for women prisoners in Africa?

James Woodall;
Open Access
  • Published: 02 Oct 2015 Journal: Agenda, volume 29, pages 95-102 (issn: 1013-0950, eissn: 2158-978X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The health needs of women in sub-Saharan African prisons are both neglected and poorly understood. Outside South Africa, little research exists on African prison health; what is available tends to be gender-blind and concerned with disease prevention rather than with health promotion. While Vetten (2008) has raised this concern previously, a comprehensive overview of women’s health and health promotion in African jails is clearly absent. Available evidence shows that the conditions in African prisons are harmful to health, justifying a need for a health promoting prisons agenda rooted in the needs of sub-Saharan Africa. Women prisoners have significant mental an...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: social sciencesvirus diseasesmental disordersparasitic diseasesbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Health promotion, Global health, Health policy, Development economics, Health education, Criminology, Health care, business.industry, business, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Social determinants of health, International health, Sociology
Related Organizations

WHO (2014) Prisons and Health, Copenhagen: WHO.

Woodall J (2010) 'Control and choice in three category-C English prisons: implications for the concept and practice of the health promoting prison', Unpublished PhD thesis, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom. [OpenAIRE]

Woodall J & Dixey R (2015) 'Advancing the health promoting prison: a call for global action', in Global Health Promotion, published online before print July 8, 2015. doi: 10.1177/1757975915581760 [OpenAIRE]

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publication . Article . 2015

Health promoting prisons – An impossibility for women prisoners in Africa?

James Woodall;