Guyana Shield countries discuss Malaria From 12-14 July 2016, following an invitation issued by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Guyana Shield countries convened to discuss the regional malaria situation. Representatives of the Ministries of Health of Suriname, Guyana, Brazil, French Guiana and France exchanged ideas to combat malaria in high-risk mobile border-crossing populations. […]
Within the framework of combating the trafficking in human beings in Surinam, a training was held in May 24, 2016 by the Ministry of Justice and Police at the Police Training Centre in which two employees of Malaria programme have participated.
In order to reach border-crossing risk populations who are active in French Guyana the Malaria Program recently opened a permanent diagnostic point at Papatam (Albina). Gold miners working across the border will come and stay overnight at Papatam, where they can sell the gold and buy supplies and equipment. The official opening of the Malaria […]
The Malaria Program employs Active Case Detection (ACD) as a strategy to control malaria in outbreak situations and in border-crossing populations. The most recent ACD was done in Vila Brasil (District of Saramacca) where an unexpected increase of malaria cases was reported. During the ACD the Malaria Program personnel visit all localities in the designated […]
The primary structure in the Malaria Program strategy to bring diagnosis and treatment to the population at risk is the Malaria Service Deliverers network. People from the risk localities are trained to test for malaria and provide correct treatment to their own communities. Maintaining the network requires continuous effort in the recruitment, training and re-training […]
From September 4-6, 2015 the Malaria Program, in cooperation with French partners, organized a regional meeting on Malaria, HIV/TB and Mercury at Maripasoela (French Guyana). This meeting included participants from Suriname, French Guyana and Brazil. The objective was to present the current status of these diseases for the border region and discuss opportunities for cross-border […]