Health standards in Malawi prisons deteriorate, says NGO

A local NGO has bemoaned the deteriorating health standards in prisons, saying the situation is getting out of hand.

A prison facility in Ntcheu, central district of Malawi
A prison facility in Ntcheu, central district of Malawi

Ivy Kwataine, chairperson of Centre for Human Rights Education and Advice said TB and HIV is on the rise again in Malawi prisons.

“We need to do something to deal with the matter. When a person is a prisoner we think that person cannot access health services, we need to know that even prisoners have a right to health services,” she said.

She therefore said there was need for all stakeholders including the government to ensure that prisoners enjoy good health.

The high rate of TB is attributed to the congestion in Malawi prisons.

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Tiona Mall
Tiona Mall
4 years ago

And I don’t think this lady did visits our Prisons I don’t know if her so called NGO works with us. These works of devels we could have heard from reputable NGOs who are doing recommendable work like Dignitus, MSF,And Ministry of Health. Sister Anna Thomas. Period

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