Public health

"Sitting has become the smoking of our generation." —Nilofer Merchant

Public health research plays a pivotal role both in the Academic Hospital setting as well as nationwide. Assessing and evaluating trends within the population and identifying public health issues will eventually lead to effective and efficient interventions which will in turn result in improved health outcomes within the population. This pillar also aims to address common ‘health claims’ known in the generation, such as the relationship between full moon & asthma attacks.

 

Projects

E-health

E-health

19 January 2015 Still in the start-up phase, Suriname is keen on evaluating the possibility of introducing e-health through mobile and digital technology.
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Road traffic accidents

Road traffic accidents

19 January 2015 Assessing the severity and causes of the national road traffic accidents including the type of injury per road transport means/mode and the injury relative to the cause of death.
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Diabetes

Diabetes

19 January 2015 Eleven percent of the population has diabetes in Suriname. Diabetes is a costly disease, affecting everyone, everywhere (data from the WHO). In Suriname a One Stop Shop for diabetes care was established in 2012 aiming to improve DM management.
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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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Burns

Burns

19 January 2015 An important public health issue! This study was put in place to evaluate the severity and type of burn distributed among age, sex, and time of year to establish the necessary approach of intervention.
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