Medical sleuths in West Africa make startling discoveries that could change child healthcare worldwide.
This two-part documentary takes us inside the world's most remarkable health surveillance unit in the impoverished West African country of Guinea Bissau.
Here, Danish medical sleuths are piecing together evidence that could change public healthcare forever.
Richard Phinney becomes the first journalist to visit Dr Peter Aaby in his field site at the Bandim Health Project, where a team of Danish and African scientists have toiled doggedly for more than 30 years - through civil wars, natural disasters and epidemics.
A small army of doctors, nurses, field workers and lab technicians now monitor the health of 100,000 people - or 12% of all children.
It's an extraordinary task in a country with a government so weak it collects no taxes and keeps hardly any records.
The results of this work – more than 600 scholarly articles in the world's leading medical journals – has expanded our
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