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Dr Fadi Meroueh – A healthcare model integrating needle exchange services in a prison setting: Lessons from France

Event date: 
15 November 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Event Type: 
Seminar
Booking deadline: 

Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Dr Fadi Meroueh

Dr Fadi Meroueh

Head of the Health Unit, Villeneuve-les-Maguelone Prison, France

Dr Fadi Meroueh is Head of the Health Unit of the Villeneuve-les-Maguelone prison, part of Montpellier University Hospital. He is currently president of Health Without Barriers, The European Federation for Prison Health. With more than 22 years of experience working in the prison setting, Dr. Meroueh has extensive expertise in delivering hepatitis C treatment and harm reduction services, including a needle exchange program, to people in custodial settings.

Abstract

Dr Meroueh will present on how the Villeneuve-les-Maguelone prison incorporates multiple healthcare interventions – e.g. bloodborne virus testing, opiate agonist treatment, hepatitis C and HIV treatment, and needle exchange services – to improve health and human rights for persons in custody.

Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au
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