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Grant to the Bandim Health Project

20 November 2007

Grant to the Bandim Health project
Christine Stabell Benn, MD, PhD, has received a grant of almost 4.8 million Dkr. from 
Danida to carry out the project "Evaluation of the WHO recommendation for vitamin A sup-plementation".

WHO recommends that a high dose of vitamin A be given with routine child vaccinations in low income countries. However, the effect on overall mortality of combining vitamin A supplementation with vaccinations has never been investigated. 

With the grant from Danida, Christine and colleagues will study the effect of vitamin A supplementation given with different vaccines in epidemiological and immunological studies. The studies will be carried out at Bandim Health Project. The results will contribute significantly to making the vitamin A supplementation policy evidence based.




























Last revised 20 November 2007

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