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Harm reduction in the Turkish prison system

The project on harm reduction in the Turkish prison system focused on information gathering, educating prison staff and drug users, offering basic knowledge to prisoners on personal hygiene and preventive measures, collecting information on prisoners’ surroundings, such as family and partners.

Health promotion activities were conducted as a foundation for the further improvement of healthcare, health education, and health promotion for prisoners. In addition, attention was given to the safety of prisoners and a good detention environment, the safety and good working conditions of personnel, and programs and treatment for drug users in prisons.