Watch interview with Peter Aaby during ECCMID in Copenhagen 2015

19 October 2015

In April the 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) took place in Copenhagen. Michael Jackson interviewed Peter Aaby on film about his involvement in Bandim Health Project.

Article by Portuguese youth organisation Conexão Lusófona about the origins of BHP

19 October 2015

On October 14 the youth organisation Conexão Lusófona for Portugeuse speaking, young people published an article abouth Bandim Health Project's decades long work in Guinea-Bissau.

Read the article on their website.

Christine Benn conveys research about MMR vaccine in article and video from OUH/SDU

1 October 2015

In an article and video from Odense University Hospital (OUH)/University of Southern Denmark (SDU) professor Christine Benn explains in Danish the positive unintended effects of MMR vaccine.

Peter Aaby was appointed Honorary Doctor at Nova - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

23 June 2015

Peter Aaby, ”The Stubborn Man” was appointed Honorary Doctor at Nova - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Neonatal vitamin A supplementation associated with increased atopy in girls

23 June 2015

In 2013 we conducted a follow-up study on children who at birth had been randomised to neonatal vitamin A supplementation (NVAS) or placebo. In the children now aged 8-10 years, the effect of NVAS on atopy was analysed with skin prick tests and interviews on symptoms of atopic disease. NVAS had no overall effect on atopy among the 1430 children with a valid test, but the effect was sex-differential; NVAS significantly increased the risk of atopy in girls (RR 1.78 [1.17-2.72]) whereas the tendency was opposite in boys. NVAS also increased the risk of wheezing in girls, but not in boys.

Among BCG vaccinated children having a scar was associated with reduced mortality

18 June 2015

In rural Guinea-Bissau we found that only 52% of 15,911 BCG-vaccinated children had developed a vaccination scar. In the scar positive group mortality was 52% (10-74%) lower than in the scar negative group during the first year of life and 26% (4-44%) lower during the first 5 years of life. 

Another good review of The Arc of the Swallow

22 April 2015

Ton Nolan acclaims "The Arc of the Swallow" by Sissel-Jo Gazan in Wall Street Journal

Starred first review of "The Arc of the Swallow"

21 April 2015

The Arc of the Swallow by Sissel-Jo Gazan published in the USA accompanied by a starred review in Publishers Weekly