International Council of Prison Medical Services (ICPMS)

Conseil international des services médicaux pénitentiaires

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1976. Inaugurated 10 Sep 1979, Athens (Greece), when constitution was adopted. Constitution revised 1995.


In an framework in which prisoners worldwide are deprived of adequate health care and living in intolerable conditions: encourage reforms on prison health and health services; advance enquiry into delivery of health and health care in prison settings and advocate means of improvement; influence national governments to improve the quality of health and health care services in prisons; develop standards for nations to examine and monitor the quality of such services in their prisons; accumulate and disseminate information regarding health services in prisons worldwide and on physical and mental health care of inmates; establish and maintain a working relationship among members of the health professions engaged in delivery of physical and mental health care for prison inmates; provide a forum for exchange of knowledge and skill among them and provide guidelines for their practice.

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Lobbies United Nations, WHO and its regional offices and other international health bodies. Provides guidelines and standards. Reviews health care services to prisons. Organizes: international and regional scientific meetings in the field; regional projects and activities; study visits; training courses. Members adhere to 'Oath of Athens', adopted 10 Sep 1979, which covers professional ethics and includes: abstention from authorizing, approving or participating in physical punishment or torture; respect for confidentiality.


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Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Medicine
  • Social Activity
    • Services
  • Societal Problems
    • Detention
  • Health Care
    • Care
  • Development
    • Reform

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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