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WMA to tackle adverse health conditions in prisons

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7217.1090 (Published 23 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1090
  1. Nigel Duncan
  1. Tel Aviv

    Guidelines to combat the increasing public health problems in prisons are to be drawn up by the World Medical Association because of concern about, in particular, the rise of tuberculosis in eastern Europe.

    At its annual general assembly last week in Tel Aviv, Israel, the association agreed to develop guidelines for doctors because it believed that adverse prison conditions across the world were leading to the spread of infection and risking the health of prisoners, prison visitors, …

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