PAHO Suriname donates medical supplies to NCCR

29 Jun 2022
NCCR Coordinator Lt. Col Jerry Slijngard, PAHO Representative Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell, and PAHO National Consultant Astrid van Sauers

Suriname, June 22, 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) donated medical consumables and other supplies to the National Coordination Center for Disaster Management (NCCR) in response to the flooding. The handover was done at the NCCR office by PAHO PWR Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell.   

“PAHO is pleased to be able to provide support to the NCCR in their response to the flooding, especially for the vulnerable populations living in the interior. The items provided will not only serve the affected population but equip the NCCR team for their response.”  

NCCR coordinator Jerry Slijngard particularly emphasized the added value of this donation by PAHO. In the National Crisis Team set up by the government, the NCCR has a central role in terms of coordinating the emergency assistance related to the flooding. Relief operations in the flood-affected areas are ongoing and this donation will be of good use for the current situation.

Lt. Col. Slijngard said the goods donated to his organization are part of a larger donation to the Ministry of Health, in particular the Medical Mission, the primary health care provider covering the areas most affected by the flooding. The donation by PAHO consisted of mosquito nets, collapsible 5L water containers, backpacks with first aid medical supplies, and responder deployment bags.