According to the prisons survey, it was found that there are very few prisoners who could access to healthcare services due to many reasons such as various obstacles to access, personal security of the prisoners, and not enough health workforce. Therefore, an MOU in January 2019 set up Samutprakan Central Prison as a contracting unit in the NHSO system. The aim is to assure the international community that Thailand takes care of prisoners in line with human right principles. A primary care unit in prison is supported by Bangbo hospital as a contracting unit for primary care (CUP). The primary care unit in Samutprakan Central Prison is undertaking registrations and links with Bangbo hospital as referral hospital for further healthcare services including early screening for TB, prevention and promotion activities, etc.
This site visit will present how it is implementing to support developing access to healthcare services, healthy environment, and social assistance in prisons. The participants will experience the real life of prisoners, and see how multi-sectors both government and non-government organizations working together to improve quality of life of prisoners.