ILACO Suriname NV/Ministry of Education, Science and Culture - PURP

We conduct two studies for the PURP (Paramaribo Urban Rehabilitation Program) – commissioned by  The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, sub-contracted by ILACO Suriname NV

  1. Social Impact Assessment for Parliament Building
  2. Social Impact Assessment for the Rehabilitation and Operation of Historical Buildings in the inner city of Paramaribo

IUCN NL – The political ecology of mercury within the small scale gold sector.

Linked to the expanding conflict between the ASGM sector and biodiversity conservation, IUCN NL will look at the governance of the mercury value chain (the formal and the informal) and the resulting ecological impacts.

Suriname Ministry of Health

We are conduction 3 studies commissioned by the Suriname Ministry of Health:

Integrated Biological and Behavioral Survey among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Trans Woman in Paramaribo

MSM and trans woman are among key populations at higher risk for HIV infection. In order to improve and inform prevention, care, and treatment programs for this group, this study will provide important information about knowledge and behaviours related to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition to their exposure to sexual health risks, MSM and trans woman also run risks of becoming victims of stigmatization and discrimination. The objectives of the present study are to:

  • Estimate the prevalence of HIV and hepatitis B and associated risk behaviors among MSM and trans woman in Paramaribo;
  • Assess HIV/STI knowledge, stigma and discrimination, and uptake of health services among MSM and trans woman in Paramaribo
  • Estimate the population size of MSM and trans woman in Paramaribo by using the multiplier method. 

Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance (IBBS) study among female sex workers in Paramaribo and in small-scale gold mining areas (2 separate studies). 

Female sex workers are among key populations at higher risk for HIV infection. In order to improve and inform prevention, care, and treatment programs for this group, these studies will provides important information about knowledge and behaviours related to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition to their exposure to sexual health risks, female sex workers also run risks of becoming victims of human trafficking, violence, exploitation, and social ostracizing. This studies also look at those issues, both because they affect women’s potential to protect their sexual health, and to provide a more integrated understanding of the daily lives of female sex work in Suriname.

  • Obtain up-to-date data on the prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis B among female sex workers.
  • Assess knowledge, attitudes and behaviour with regard to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in general, and HIV in particular, among female sex workers who differ in terms of their nationality, age, working location, education and other demographic and social variables.
  • Generate a better understanding of the living and working conditions of female sex workers in Suriname, including information about their route to sex work in Suriname, exploitation, experience with violence, stigma and discrimination, and access and use of social support and health services.
  • To estimate the population size of female sex workers in Paramaribo.
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