Suriname established a Pharmacovigilance Centre in 2006, following a training
course organized by PAHO/WHO on the implementation of Pharmacovigilance in
HIV/AIDS Programs for the Caribbean countries, in September of the same year.
The course was one of the results of the European Union/World Health Organization
Project Africa, Caribbean and Pacific “Partnership on Pharmaceutical Policies”.
The main responsibilities of the Centre are collecting, analyzing and processing
adverse drug reactions. The Pharmacovigilance centre processed over 260 reports
between 2006 and 2009, almost half of which (60%) regard spontaneous reports
of adverse drug reactions by health care workers and the other part (40%) are
collected actively from the National AIDS Programme