CNN Examines Former Kenyan Policy Of Incarcerating Treatment Non-Compliant TB Patients

CNN: Locked up for being sick: Kenyan prisoners recount their experience
“…Kenya’s Public Health Act previously allowed public health officers to take any action necessary, including the detainment or isolation of infectious patients in prison, to prevent the spread of disease and minimize risk to the general public. It was overturned in 2016, but not before dozens of patients were sent to jail. … Those choosing not to adhere to the regimen risked being incarcerated and having it forced upon them…” (Ligami, 6/28).

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