Mother & Child Healthcare

The pillar Mother and Child Care research was established to improve the health of women and their children through clinical research and education. This pillar was initiated to fulfill the WHO Millenium Development Goals no 4 and 5 concerning reduction of child mortality and improvement of maternal health. Below is an overview of the ongoing projects.

 

MeKi Tamara

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 and other health disparate populations.

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Childhood anaemia

Anaemia is a public health problem especially in low and middle income countries with significant adverse health consequences and a great impact on social and economic development (Balarajan et al., 2011).

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Neurotoxicant Exposures: Impact on Maternal and Child Health in Suriname

Assessing the impact of exposures to neurotoxicants on maternal and child health in Suriname while preserving the unique assets, health and cultural traditions of indigenous and other health disparate populations.

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

This study centers on epidemiology and novel diagnostic strategies in neonates and children with infection and sepsis.

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Evaluation of the presence of clinically significant haemolytic disease of the newborn due to Rh-D antibodies in non-Caucasians

The goal of this study is to evaluate the presence of clinically significant haemolytic disease of the newborn due to Rh-D antibodies using umbilical cord blood samples.

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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

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 and /or birth asphyxia with emphasis on cognitive/physical development delay.

 

 

 

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