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Total population (2016) 558,000
Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013) 15,860
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2016) 69/75
Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 2017) 20
Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2016) 224/135
Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2014) 979
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2014) 5.7
Latest data available from the Global Health Observatory

Contact information

The PAHO/WHO Representative
Gebre, Dr Yitades

PO Box 1863 Paramaribo, Suriname

Telephone: +597 4 71676
Facsimile: +597 4 71568

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