For World Health Day, Belady is publishing a research report detailing the deliberate medical neglect practiced in Egyptian prisons and detention centers. The report includes analysis of epidemiological and clinical data of 508 detainees, from January 2013 to January 2021. It explores how this practice is employed as a tool of retaliation against political prisoners, and how negligence is compounded by prison conditions. It lays bare how overcrowded prisons and inadequate environments worsen living conditions, resulting in increased rates of disease and injury, especially amidst the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. Thus, Belady presents multiple recommendations, some of which are urgent and demand immediate, resolute intervention in order to save as many lives as we can.
To refer to the full-text study: The Deliberate Medical Negligence