1. Ministry of Health: A strong partnership exists particularly for setting up new tests, as well as services in the context of national programs such as influenza and HIV EID.
  2. Health Authorities: Because of the various tests, for logistics, a good relationship with the hospitals, the Medical Mission, the Bureau of Public Health, the Malaria program, the National Aids program and the Regional Health Service is essential. For test analysis, there is regular contact with general practitioners and medical specialists.
  3. Ministry of Justice and Police: Due to the establishment of forensic DNA analysis, an intensive cooperation is needed with both the Committee that is preparing the Surinamese Forensic Institute, the Judicial Service, the forensic investigation as well as the Public Prosecutor.
  4. PAHO office in Suriname: Active participation in AMI/RAVREDA activities goes through the PAHO.
  5. American Embassy in Suriname: Both PEPFAR activities, and the establishment of a Forensic DNA database, go through the American Embassy.


  1. CDC, Hong Kong: Being connected to the International Influenza Quality Assessment Program, requires direct contact with the EQAP Influenza Division.
  2. GAP (Global AIDS Program): Being connected to the international HIV Quality Assessment Program requires direct contact with the International Laboratory Branch (HIV EID).
  3. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta: In the context of malaria research, there is a good collaboration with the Malaria Branch of the CDC.
  4. Amazon Malaria Initiative (AMI-RAVREDA): Cooperation for malaria research in the Amazon countries.
  5. PEPFAR (Presidential Election Plan for AIDS Relief): for the various activities of the department in relation to HIV.
  6. Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) in the context of forensic DNA analysis.
  7. Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) : Collaboration for research and diagnosis of infectious diseases.