There are 4 hospitals in Paramaribo and a few districts also have their own hospitals. The level of scientific knowledge is relatively high. Thanks to the presence of many foreign specialists and various private clinics, health care services in Suriname have risen to a very acceptable level.

90% of the Suriname population lives within a 5 km radius of health services. There are also plenty of dentists.  

We recommend that you inquire about necessary inoculations and precautionary measures well before your travel date; after all, you are travelling to a tropical country. You can inquire with your local health care facility about the necessary vaccinations. You can also contact the Bureau Openbare Gezondheidszorg (public health care office) in Suriname for advice. It is also advisable to purchase world-wide travel and health insurance prior to your departure.

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