Suriname Carribean Region HIV and AIDS Service Provision Assessment Survey 2006

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Author(s): St. George's University, MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2007


The Suriname HIV and AIDS service provision assessment (HSPA) findings provide information on both basic- and advanced-level HIV and AIDS services and the availability of record-keeping systems for monitoring HIV and AIDS care and support. Within the Caribbean region, there is a concern for the recent training of health professionals who provide HIV and AIDS services, for health worker attitudes toward people living with HIV and AIDS and for patient movement within the region. The Suriname HSPA captured information on these region-specific indicators in addition to the standard HSPA indicators. Since HIV and AIDS services are not offered across all facilities or facility types, and these services are relatively few, the sample is disproportionately representative of known sites for HIV and AIDS services. Although the emphasis of the HSPA is on public facilities, given the important role played by private or non-governmental facilities as providers of HIV and AIDS services in Suriname, both public and non-governmental facilities are included. The survey was conducted in a sample of 23 facilities (4 government and 19 non-governmental facilities) in Suriname, including hospitals, health centers, specialized clinics, and laboratories.

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