Suriname

Information for Patients

Private and public health are offered in Suriname. In comparison to neighboring countries in South America, Suriname has excellent healthcare services with quality hospitals and skilled doctors. 90% of people in Suriname are within a five-mile radius from a hospital. Comprehensive healthcare is available in the country but is not all services are free of charge. Private healthcare service is available at a higher premium and avoid wait time.


Information for Health Care Professionals

All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized via local authorities. Upon submission the local Suriname embassy, exams for specific specialty must be submit. 

The language of medical instruction in Suriname is Dutch.


Information for Travelers 

Medical tourism is catching hold in Suriname, with many from Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela coming to the country for cheap and affordable treatment. 

Yellow Fever vaccination is required before entering the country. Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies are recommended but not required. 

The common language of hospitals in Suriname is Dutch with English spoken by a majority of medical practitioners, as well as Spanish and Portuguese along the Brazilian border. 

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: http://www.gov.sr 


References:

https://www.internations.org/go/moving-to-suriname/living 

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/the-guianas/suriname/health 

https://www.who.int/countries/sur/en/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26245177