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Promotion of protection of the right to health in the penitentiary system

Project name: Promotion of protection of the right to health in the penitentiary system

Funded by: Open Society Georgia

Project status: Completed

Project duration: 1/04/2016 -1/05/2018

Project objective: The project is aimed at promoting protection of the right to health in the penitentiary system.

Project activities: The project includes conduct of monitoring and survey, content analysis of medical documents, fieldwork and creation of focus groups. The penitentiary healthcare regulation normative base will be analyzed in the context of international standards.

An invited expert in health issues and a sociologist will develop monitoring instruments. Inmates will be interviewed with a pre-designed questionnaire within the framework of fieldwork. A sociologist will be actively engaged in the development of research methodology. The latter, together with other members of the monitoring group, determines the selection criteria and the number of respondents; guides the development of a questionnaire and data processing/analyzing. It is planned to interview about 1000 prisoners during the research.

Project contact persons:
Nika Kvaratskhelia, Head of Depertament Prevention and Monitoring
Ketevan Roinishvili, chief specialist of project implementation kroinishvili@ombudsman.ge

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