||"In this new century,
millions of people in the world's poorest countries remain imprisoned,
enslaved and in chains. They are trapped in the prison of poverty.
It is time to set them free."
Every 3.6 seconds another person dies of starvation
and the large majority are children under the age of 5.
Infant and maternal mortality rates are estimated
to be much higher in the interior of Suriname than the national
Stunted growth in Maroon children in Suriname is better explained
by a shortage of well-balanced complementary feeding rather than
by an absolute shortage of energy. Education about food recommendations
for the young child is of great importance in the prevention of
There is a high underreporting of maternal and infant mortality
in general the isolation of the interior and lack of adequate health
care facilities, requiring air transportation sometimes, place women
in this area at higher health risk