Health through Walls

Gross overcrowding forces many prisoners to stand to sleep. Lack of space and exercise can cause swelling of feet from insufficient circulation.

"Adequate prisoner health not only controls infectious disease, but also contributes to safe, secure, and humane institutions - part of establishing a society of justice, prosperity and peace."
    -- Dr. John May, President, Health through Walls

Health through Walls works with prison authorities in developing countries to implement replicable and sustainable systems to develop their capacity to provide prisoners with meaningful health services such as medical screening, treatment, and discharge planning leading to continuity of care upon release. Our priority is the prevention, identification and treatment of infectious and contagious disease -- particularly HIV, AIDS, and tuberculosis.

Please join us on this important mission and journey!

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Dr. Hebert Norvelus and medical staff take vital signs during HtW health screenings of prisoners in one of Haiti's national prisons.

HtW makes presentation on Tuberculosis in Haitian Prisons at the American Correctional Association Conference on February 2, 2014 in Tampa, Florida (left to right) Mark Andrews (Secretary/Treasurer HtW), Dr. John P. May (Medical Director HtW), Dr. Edwin Prophete (HtW), Dr. Jean-Pierre Elie (Medical Director of Haiti's national prisons), Karine, Duverger (Administrator and Chief of Party, HtW Haiti)

Thank you Board Member Marty Mueller for donating this beautiful Haitian painting to the new Health through Walls office. Our office space was donated to HtW by the AIDS Health Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Board members l to r: Michelle Karshan, Marty Mueller, John P. May, MD)

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Below is a link to a free library of infographics entitled "Stop the Spread of Covid-19" in over 70 African languages plus Arabic, English, French, Italian, Korean, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russien, Spanish, and Turkish.

The library was produced by the Slum and Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN) in Nigeria. For info contact: Miracle Adesina, Country Coordinator (Nigeria), Slum and Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN) at or +2347030369940