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Country fact sheet: Suriname


Reporting year for qualitative data: 2021
Source of qualitative data: Directly from Programme

Organization of screening

An individual/team/institution responsible to coordinate the programme: Yes
Dedicated budget for screening programme: No
Documented cancer screening policy: Yes
Nature of documentation of the policy: Recommendation
Year programme was initiated: 1975
Programme introduction was preceded by a pilot: No
Screening tests provided free of charge: No
Diagnostic tests provided free of charge: No
Treatment services provided free of charge: No

Information system and data collection

System that collects data: No
   • Identification of eligible population: -
   • Screening participation: -
   • Screening test results: -
   • Further assessment: -
   • Final pathology diagnosis: -
   • Cancer staging: -
   • Treatment: -
The information system exists at national or sub-national level: Individual: Unknown
Aggregated: Unknown
The information system collects data outside the programme (opportunistic screening/private sector): Yes
Cancer screening data is linked with population-based cancer registry (PBCR): No PBCR

Screening protocol

A screening protocol or guideline: Yes
Year of published/updated protocol: 2014
Target age (min-max) and screening interval [months] for each test: VIA (23-99 years / [12 months])
Cytology (50-99 years / [36 months])
Triaging test used: HPV
Self-collection HPV recommended: -
"Screen and treat" included in the protocol: No
Treatment modality for "screen and treat": -

Invitations for screening and further assessment

Initiatives to create population awareness by the Health Ministry/Health Authority: -
Invitations to eligible population: No
Source of the eligible individuals identified: -
Method of invitation: -
Screening kit included with the invitation: -
Screen positive individuals actively contacted for further assessment: No
Individuals with a precancer or cancer diagnosis actively contacted: No

Quality Assurance (QA) of screening activities

Documented standard operating procedure/policy for QA: Yes
An individual/team/institution responsible for QA: No
Accreditation of lab services: No
Accreditation of pathology services: No
Documented performance indicators: No
Reference standards for performance indicators: -
Evaluation reports published in the last five years: No

Performance indicators

Reporting year for quantitative data: No data currently available

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