CSO TB IN PRISONS ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN BUILDING PROCESS/WORKSHOP
Platinum Hotel, Lilongwe
3rd December 2018
TB in Prisons has been marked with numerous Human Rights concerns both among prisoners, civil society and TB stakeholders. Recent MDR TB outbreak in prison has created an urgent need for collaboration and partnership among key players in Malawi that are working on TB to intervene in ensuring comprehensive MDR TB and TB programming at a national level with a human rights approach. FACT and the Tuberculosis CSO network conducted a workshop for CSO members in collaboration with CHREA (Network Member), SALC, ARASA and its partners to enable relevant stakeholders to develop an advocacy strategy for the TB in Prison Human Rights Campaign and assign responsibilities amongst the organizations involved.
Some of the key issues that have been raised are concerns around increasing overcrowding in prisons, lack of a plan for mitigating TB outbreaks, continued detention of MDR TB patients in prison which predisposes other inmates to infection, poor nutritional support for people with TB.
To engage CSO network members and other relevant stakeholders in developing a national CSO advocacy campaign around Human Rights and TB in prison.