Bangladesh: Workshop on developing protocol to tackle scabies in prisons

Similar to prisons around the world, scabies is a recurrent health problem in places of detention in Bangladesh.

Since the beginning of 2022, the ICRC’s Health Care in Detention team in Bangladesh has been training health staff, prison guards and detainees to raise awareness about scabies at the central prisons in Keraniganj, Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban and Jessore districts. Posters explaining symptoms of scabies and preventive measures were also distributed in all 68 prisons across the country as part of the awareness programme.