Infectious Diseases

(Neglected) Infectious Diseases, such as malaria, TBC, HIV/AIDS, are still among the leading causes of death worldwide, especially in lower-middle income countries. Suriname has marked large successes in decreasing mortality by malaria through very efficient treatment, diagnostic and research programs. The research in this pillar does not only focus on known infectious diseases such as malaria, TBC and HIV/AIDs, but also lesser known emerging neglected infectious diseases such as Chagas and Histoplasmosis.

 

Projects

Suriname Meningitis Study

Suriname Meningitis Study

07 December 2015 This study was initiated after the sudden increase in (viral) meningitis cases at the AZP. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology and clinical picture of viral meningitis in the AZP whilst improving diagnostic tools.
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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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Management of HIV in Suriname

Management of HIV in Suriname

02 December 2014 Management of HIV in Suriname; Treatment cascade & opportunistic infections.
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Histoplasmosis in HIV positive adults

Histoplasmosis in HIV positive adults

02 July 2016 Data from this study on prevalence of Histoplasmosis among persons living with HIV are being finalized. Preliminary results reveal a high burden.
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Hepatitis C prevalence in Suriname

Hepatitis C prevalence in Suriname

05 July 2016 Screening of Hepatitis B and C among all patients attending the Emergency Department of the Academic Hospital Paramaribo. Assessing determinants, and possible ethnic differences, for Hepatitis B and C infections.
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Infection and sepsis in Surinamese neonates and children: epidemiology and novel diagnostic

Infection and sepsis in Surinamese neonates and children: epidemiology and novel diagnostic

02 December 2014 This is a study on epidemiology and novel diagnostic strategies in neonates and children with infection and sepsis.
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