Bandim Health Project

The Bandim Health Project is a health and demographic surveillance site in Guinea-Bissau.

Surprisingly, our research has shown that vaccines not only protect against the target disease, but also modifies susceptibility to unrelated infections.

These so-called “non-specific effects” have major consequences for child survival and should be taken into consideration when planning vaccination programs. That has yet to happen so many lives could be saved by changing current policy.