'Sranang Uma, Kong Teki Leri, Want Ooktu Yu e Teri!'


The theme "Maternal and Child Health" will be executed in April 2021 under the name Sranan Uma Kon Teki Leri, Want Ooktu Yu E Teri. The target audience for this project is mainly young and pregnant women. This project will focus on creating awareness for pre - and postpartum depression within pregnant women. Furthermore, the importance of breastfeeding for both mother and child will be highlighted. In order to realize this preventive program, a workshop combined with a debate would be ideal. As we speak, a self - test about postpartum depression is being developed with relevant information tied to social media. 

De reden dat wij dit project willen lanceren is, omdat er jaarlijks veel zwangere vrouwen en of baby's komen te overlijden aan aandoeningen die zorgen voor complicaties tijdens en of na de zwangerschap en waarbij er wel preventieve maatregelen getroffen kunnen worden. Gezien zwangerschapsdiabetes één van de meest voorkomende aandoeningen is tijdens de zwangerschap zullen wij onze focus hierop richten.


In connection with the organizational objectives, which relate to Maternal andChild Health, the organization Rotaract Club or F.R.E.S.H. on February 29th a community project on pregnancy risks carried out in the village of Nieuw Ganzee at Brownsweg. This project was in collaboration with the Medical Mission Foundation Primary Health Care. The project had the catchy title "Sranan Uma Kon Teki Leri, WantOoKtu Yu É Teri ".

 This envisaged various pregnancy risks, in particular pregnancy hypertension and pregnancy anemia. The aim of this project was to to make a preventive contribution to the maternal well-being of women in the reproductive age.

As a social organization, a conscious choice was made for the rural area of ​​Suriname, due to the fact that the information regarding the chosen subjects is rather minimal was within this community. Before participating in this project were made by assistants from the Medical Mission Suriname pregnant and non-pregnant women several villages of the Brownsweg area registered. There was a minimum number of 50 visitors and a maximum of 75 visitors aspired.
The day started with several medical tests, the women were in the given the opportunity to soberly measure blood pressure, prick glucose and measure the HB to test. These measurements were performed by the Healthcare Assistants of outpatient clinic Brownsberg. After the measurements, the women were given a small breakfast and
were allowed to take place for the following information sessions. The speakers for the former interactive information session were midwives Griselda van der Leeuw and Rilia Deekman. She emphasized making correct food choices during pregnancy. Day continued with an interesting information session about pregnancy anemia by drs. Myra Sairras. To end the day, drs. Debra Bustamente spoke about pregnancy hypertension and there was still an opportunity to sit down later to let visitors test. During the project, 20 visitors attended
participated in the whole.

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve "

All in all, we are partly satisfied with the course of the activity. As an organization we were on time on location and preparations were made within the specified time frame completed. Unfortunately we started later because of the interruption of electricity supply Despite the shift in time, the measurements and the other super interactive information sessions run smoothly and efficiently.