The real-life number of neonatal doses of BCG vaccine in a 20-dose vial

12 December 2016

Bandim researchers working in Guinea Bissau have found that 20-dose BCG vaccine vials hold less doses of their vital content than anticipated.

Review of non-specific effects of vaccines

28 November 2016

WHO recently conducted a review to evaluate BHP researchers' hypothesis that vaccines - beyond their disease protective effect - may also have so-called "non-specific" effects on the immune system, which may have important implications for overall health.
The review has just been published in the renowned journal, British Medical Journal, and supports the Danish researchers' hypotheses.

Vacancy - join our project in Guinea-Bissau

11 November 2016

Biostatistics in Guinea-Bissau – postdoc or research assistant. Deadline: 9th of December 2016

Invitation to PhD defence Thomas Nørrelykke Nissen 23 November

1 November 2016

"Immune modulating effects of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination at birth – Vaccine specific antibody responses and in vitro cytokine production"

By Thomas Nørrelykke Nissen, Department of Paediatrics, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre
and Research Center for Vitamins and Vaccines (CVIVA), Statens Serum Institut

Invitation to PhD defence - Sofie Biering-Sørensen 9 November

1 November 2016

"Non-specific effects of early BCG to low-birth-weight infants"

By Sofie Biering-Sørensen, Bandim Health Project & Center for Vitamins and Vaccines (CVIVA), Statens Serum Institut

Revaccination with Live Attenuated Vaccines Confer Additional Beneficial Nonspecific Effects on Overall Survival

10 October 2016

Our article on how live vaccines against measles (MV), tuberculosis (BCG), polio (OPV) and smallpox reduce mortality more than explained by target-disease prevention is now published in EBioMedicine.

Stakeholder meeting in Accra, Ghana

29 August 2016

Friday we celebrated the end of our EU FP7 grant with an Optimunise meeting in Accra (after a morning run).

Upgrade on Bissau IT personel

28 July 2016

We are very happy to inform that last Friday our IT Assistant Ibraima Baldé graduated.

Many congratulations on his diploma!

Sex-differential mortality after routine vaccinations in urban Guinea-Bissau

26 July 2016

In addition to the targeted effects, vaccines may also have non-specific effects (NSEs) on child mortality. The NSEs are often sex-differential. Hence, changes in sex-differences in child mortality by vaccination status is important in assessing the effects of new vaccines.

Different Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine strains may have different non-specific effects

26 July 2016

We assessed the effect of two BCG strains (Danish and Russian) on childhood morbidity and BCG scarification in Guinea-Bissau.