The Sarphati Cohort

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The Sarphati Cohort

Research is conducted within Sarphati Cohort into the growth and development of Amsterdam children. This concerns children receiving services from Child Health Services (JGZ) at the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD) and the Amsterdam Health Foundation (SAG) Parent and Child Teams.

During consultations with the Parent and Child Teams, JGZ records data about the health and development of children up to 18 years of age. These data are recorded in order to offer children the best possible care, but are also a rich source of information for scientific research.

Parents can give their permission via the Sarphati App to make data about their child(ren) available anonymously for this research. Data relating to exercise, sleeping, nutrition, motor development and children’s growth can then be used for research within Sarphati Amsterdam. This research can provide valuable insights into the causes of diseases of affluence including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases.

You can read more about the Sarphati Cohort on the website.

Sarphati App

A special app has been developed for the Sarphati Cohort to keep parents and guardians informed and to make it easy for them to give their permission to take part in the Sarphati Cohort.

The app contains information in 6 languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, French, German and Turkish. It also contains an animated video that explains the Sarphati Cohort in just three minutes. As well as the 6 mentioned languages, the video can also be viewed in Moroccan-Arabic.