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The MZS Laduani health center

he MZS (Medische Zending Suriname) provides primary health care in the large hinterland of Suriname. This hinterland of approx. 60.000 km2 is mainly dense forest and savanna forest. For the most part there are no roads, but there are rivers and several small airstrips. The area is divided in 3 regio’s (east, middle and west). Each regio is served by one larger health center with a permanent doctor, an 15 to 20 small clinics in the villages, managed by one or two nurses. The head office of the organization is in Paramaribo. It contains management offices, a permanent communication center to all clinics, a distribution and logistics center, and a training center.
a regional health center consists of a large clinic and 8 to 12 houses
a village center consists of a smaller clinic and 2 houses.
All in all, MZS possesses a building stock of more than 250 units.

The former Laduani health center consisted of two wooden buildings. They were replaced by a modern concrete building in 2010.


Medische Zending Suriname


Laduani, Suriname river


  • Philip DiklandĀ