Jetty Mathurin



‘I’m helping HELIUS for all Surinamese people in Amsterdam’

‘Good health is not a given. Around me, I see many people struggling every day with the distressing consequences of their illnesses. This is why knowledge on health is so badly needed. Little is known about the health of the Surinamese in Amsterdam. Why are we more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes? And how high is our risk of getting infectious diseases? The HELIUS study is a unique opportunity to gain more knowledge about the health of Surinamese people in Amsterdam. With this knowledge, our children and grandchildren will have the chance for better health care. This is why I’m helping HELIUS, for all Surinamese people in Amsterdam. Won’t you help, too?’