Mobile Migrant Population Study Suriname


M Heemskerk, E Jacobs, P Pratley

Assessment of mobile migrant population size, demographics, turnover, movement, and priority health needs in Suriname.

Suriname continues to receive imported malaria cases from other endemic countries in the region, especially French Guiana. Imported cases are mostly linked to mobile migrant populations who are active in remote artisanal and small-scale gold mining areas and travel between Suriname and French Guiana across porous borders.

This report describes the mobile migrant population’s demography, movements, health perceptions, and healthcare seeking behaviours.