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Support Bandim Health Project

Bandim Health Project has no core funding or donations. Should you be interested in supporting the Bandim Health Project we would of course be very grateful.

You can support our research projects and research capacity building in Guinea-Bissau. Donations can come from private persons, businesses and fundraising events.

At Bandim Health Project we use donated money for essential purposes only. This is - in example - vaccines, medicine for treating sick children and courses for local health care students.

All equipment will be purchased by Statens Serum Institut and shipped to Guinea-Bissau in a yearly 40-foot container sponsored by Maersk Line.

How money is spent

  • Vaccines, vaccination cards and injection equipment
  • Essential drugs for treating sick children 
  • Research Capacity Building: courses for local students (medicine, epidemiology)
  • Female education: Training of female doctors in African countries
  • Solar refrigerators for vaccine storage in Guinea-Bissau, at health centers and hospitals connected to Bandim Health Project
  • Water tanks and equipment for health centres

Tax reduction

If you decide to donate a gift to Bandim Health Project you can claim tax reduction within your taxable income in Denmark. That is because Bandim Health Project is a part of Statens Serum Institut, which as a Sector Research Institution has been pre-approved according to the Danish Assessment Act (Ligningsloven) to receive gifts, for which the giver may claim tax deduction. It is a prerequisite that money donated to SSI exclusively target purposes, which are part of the SSI activities and that the money are given to Statens Serum Institut in Denmark, which then forward the money to Guinea-Bissau.
 
To claim tax deduction the donation have to be a gift. A gift defines as a voluntary gift; that is, the giver does not ask for anything in exchange. In other words, giving a gift to Bandim Health Project does not involve a reciprocal relationship with the giver.
 
For further information on how to donate to Bandim Health Project and tax deduction, contact .

Fundraising instead of traditional birthday party?

Instead of celebrating their double 50th birthday Anette and Torben Jakobsen from Northern Jutland, decided to organize several activities to support Bandim Health Project and Guinea-Bissau.

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A fine second-hand firetruck has found its way from Northern Jutland in Denmark to BHP. Many thanks to Anette and Torben Jakobsen who made it possible.

Through sponsorships from local businesses, logistic support from LittleBigHelp and a lot of donators the couple raised nearly 125.000 danish kroner in cash.

They also organized transport to Guinea-Bissau of a second-hand firetruck filled with hospital equipment from their local hospital, toys and spare part for the truck.

The truck is still running in the streets of Bissau, the hospital equipment is used by health workers and research assistants and the money is spend on water tanks and solar refrigerators for vaccine storage. The toys in the truck is now in the SOS Childrens’ Villages in Guinea-Bissau where local kids benefit from it.

Last revised 27 July 2016