Public Health

Public health interventions aim to improve health and quality of life through prevention and treatment of disease and other physical and mental health conditions. Governments and national and international organizations work towards these objectives through surveillance of cases and health indicators, and through promotion of healthy behaviors. Social Solutions supports these efforts by collecting scientifically robust data on health indicators of primarily vulnerable and difficult to reach populations. In past public health projects we worked with sex workers, Men-who-have-Sex-with Men, irregular migrants, gold miners, and interior populations, among other groups.

Our pubic health studies have focused, among others, on malaria, HIV/ AIDS, use of male and female condoms, Non-Communicable Diseases, and mercury contamination, both in Suriname and in other Caribbean countries. Collected data and related recommendations have been used by government departments such as the National AIDS Program and the Malaria Program, and by international development agencies such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), to monitor and improve their health services and outreach programs.

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