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The Vaccine Detectives - part one

October 6th, 2010

Episode 9 of 558 episodes

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.