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. The results indicate that the international community can save millions of children in the world’s poorest countries, if the vaccination programs are optimized to take into account both specific and non-specific effects of vaccines.

New Bandim book

Bandim Health Project turns 40 years. We have written a book covering some of the research highlights – read it here. Click here to read our books ...
Weekendavisen

Article in Weekendavisen

Science journalist Lone Frank has written an article in Danish about Bandim Health Project's research into non-specific effects. Click here to read the article.
Child and researcher

Non-specific effects of vaccines

Research done at the Bandim Health Project indicates that vaccines not only protect against the target disease, but also modulate the immune system of children in more general ways. Read more about non-specific effects of vaccines...