One of the key program areas of CAPIO is to provide medical services to prison inmates in Nigeria. As part of activities towards the provision of improved healthcare services project to prisoners in Nigeria, CAPIO with funding from Missionary Sister of Saint Peter Claver and in partnership with medical volunteers has conducted over five medical outreaches across prisons in Enugu state. A total of over 2000 inmates have benefited from CAPIO’s quarterly medical outreach. CAPIO’s prison medical outreach is a routine medical intervention geared towards bridging the gap of lack of medical care and poor health/sanitation facilities in Nigeria prisons. The aim of the intervention among other things is to provide the vulnerable inmates the opportunities to seek for medical treatments from competent medical professionals at no cost. This will go a long way to improve the health status of the inmates as well as advance the fundamental human rights of people in prison which include their rights to health. Usually at the end of each outreach, prisoners as well as the prison staff were always excited, thankful and praised CAPIO for their consistent supports towards the welfare of prisoners in Nigeria. The NPS authorities have promised to continue partnering with CAPIO in engendering effective prison administration in Nigeria.


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