Pillars

The Research Center aims to answer scientifically relevant clinical research questions, as well as public health issues, by means of groundbreaking research-projects. Through our mission we recognized 6 research areas that are important in Suriname. The SRCS will conduct and initiate medical research in these 6 research areas which are categorized into 6 pillars namely:

  • Mother and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cancer Research
  • Public health
  • More Research Projects

 

 

 

 

Projects

Meki Tamara

Meki Tamara

06 February 2017 The overall goal of this project is to assess the impact of exposures to neurotoxicants (such as heavy metals and pesticides) on maternal and child health in Suriname while preserving the unique assets, health and cultural traditions of indigenous and…
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Childhood anaemia

Childhood anaemia

11 January 2017 This study investigates the prevalence of anemia in young children living in the interior of Suriname and the influence of the associated factors age, nutritional status and ethnicity. Patients and methods: In this cross-sectional observational study,…
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Study Patient Satisfaction

Study Patient Satisfaction

11 January 2016 A study on patient satisfaction was conducted from May - September 2015 in the out-patient departments cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, national kidney dialysis center, postoperative screening, radiology, gynaecology and the pharmacy of the Academic…
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Fireworks

Fireworks

19 January 2015 Evaluation of firework related incidents over the years show a decrease in number of injuries. A restriction on the merchandising period and banning of certain fireworks have attributed to this decrease.
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Studies on Surinamese medicinal plants with angiosuppressive characteristics

Studies on Surinamese medicinal plants with angiosuppressive characteristics

02 April 2016 Aberrant angiogenesis is involved in a multitude of distinct diseases including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic wounds, and certain cardiovascular, ocular, as well as skin diseases.
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Artemisinine resistence of P. falciparum malaria in Suriname

Artemisinine resistence of P. falciparum malaria in Suriname

02 December 2015 The emerging resistance to artemisinin derivatives that has been reported in South-East Asia led us to assess the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine as the first line therapy for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum infections in Suriname.
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Sero-prevalence of Chagas disease in a defined cardiac population

Sero-prevalence of Chagas disease in a defined cardiac population

02 October 2016 Objective is to determine prevalence of seropositivity against tryponosoma cruzi among a defined set of cardiac patients in order to asses this disease burden in Suriname.
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Motor performance of children in Suriname born with a gestational age of less than 32 weeks and/or a birth weight less than 1500 grams and/or birth asphyxia

Motor performance of children in Suriname born with a gestational age of less than 32 weeks and/or a birth weight less than 1500 grams and/or birth asphyxia

02 December 2015 The focus of this study is to determine which factors contribute in the development of delayed motor performance of children born with a gestational age of less than 32 weeks and/or a birth weight less than 1500 grams.
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