Health Without Barriers
European Federation for Prison Health
The Italian Society for Prison Medicine and Health Society (SIMSPe-Onlus) is a scientific national-based organization whose objectives are addressed to the assistance, medicine and health-care in prison, considered as a field of study, research and theoretical-practical education. Composed by 300 members, the organization pursues the lifelong learning and training of medical personnel dealing with health in prison. Together they promote the creation of a Specialized Penitentiary Health School, in order to prepare physicians to face health problems which daily affect inmates.
In 2013 the SIMSPe was the co-promoter of the funded EU Project REHAB- Removing prison HeAlth Barriers in the framework of the Grundtvig LLP Programme, and in 2014 it was awarded for the project PrHep-EU (Prison Hepatitis C in Europe) – Diagnosis and Management in Chronic Hepatitis C in inmate patients: a European working model, in the framework of the goSHAPE Programme launched by Gilead Sciences Ltd.