I Health Seminar on the Prison System of the Federal District


Brasilia, 14 June 2016 - In the coming days - from 20 to 21 June - it takes place in Brasilia, at the FEPECS (Health Sciences foundation for Teaching and Research) auditorium, the I Health Seminar on the Prison System of The Federal District. The event aims to debate issues concerning the access to health care in the context of persons who are deprived from their liberty and to debate proposals for the Federal District's system. 

The first day of the seminar will be attended by the Minister of the Supreme Federal Court, Gilmar Mendes; the Health Secretary of the Federal District, Humberto Lucena Pereira da Fonseca; the Secretary for the Public Security of the Federal District, Márcia Alencar; Marden Marques Soares Filho from the National Council of Justice; Fábio Fortunato Brasil de Carvalho from the Health Ministry department for General Coordination and Basic Care, besides the representatives of other Health, Public Security and Education departments. 

The UNODC programme officer, Nara Santos, will present the experiences taken from the project "A Liberdade de Olhar" ("  Freedom to look"), from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with the European Union in Brazil, and with the support of the Ministry of Health. The objective of the project is to develop a methodology of capacitation and awareness on human rights within the penitentiary system.  

On the 21st, debates shall commence with the Doctor of the Health Prison System team, Antônio Garcia, besides other specialists in the area of Health in the Prison System.

The images of the seminar have been made available by UNODC and are part of the "A Liberdade de Olhar" project collection. 

All interested persons are welcome, as well as professionals, specialists and other authorities within the Health Prison System field. In order to participate, registration is available until 16 June - next Wednesday - through the website:  www.seminarioprisional.saude.df.gov.br.

Participation is free.

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