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Ane Fisker


Ane Fisker
Postdoc
Bandim Health Project, Statens Serum Institut

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Biography
With a background in medicine and a PhD focusing on evaluating the effect of the vitamin A supplementation programme in Guinea-Bissau, I am now pursuing an observation made during my PhD: that vitamin A supplementation primes a beneficial response to subsequent doses in girls. The present project is funded through a postdoc grant from the Danish Medical Research Council.
Research interests
Real life effect and implementation of health programmes in low-income countries with a focus on illuminating the gap between policy and implementation of policy and its consequences. Vitamin A supplementation and interaction with vaccines.
Keywords 
Non-specific effects of vaccines and vitamin A supplementation, delivery of health interventions in campaigns, vaccines and vaccines wastage policy and evaluation, observational studies, epidemiology.
Publications
Fisker AB, Aaby P, Rodrigues A., Frydenberg M, Bibby BM, Benn CS: Vitamin A supplementation at birth might prime the response to subsequent vitamin A supplements in girls. Three year follow-up of a randomized trial (PLoS ONE 2011, 6(8): e23265. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023265).

Fisker AB, Aaby P, Bale C, Balde I, Biering-Sørensen S, Agergaard J, Martins C, Bibby BM, Benn CS. Does the effect of vitamin A supplements depend on vaccination status: Observational study from Guinea-Bissau (BMJ Open, 2012;2:e000448 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000448) 

Hornshøj L, Benn CS, Fernandes M, Rodrigues A, Aaby P, Fisker AB. Vaccination Coverage and Frequency of Out-of-Sequence Vaccinations in Rural Guinea-Bissau: An Observational Cohort Study (BMJ Open 2012;e001509).


Last revised 26 February 2013

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