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Given that the health campaigns predict measures of trust in medicine, we examine the implications for health outcomes. In areas with greater exposure to the campaigns children are less likely to have been vaccinated. A one standard deviation increase in colonial medical campaign visits reduces vaccination rates of children by standard deviations. Second, we examine the outcomes for the two blood tests administered in the DHS, with the caveat that our previous analysis shows selection into who consents to take the blood test. We find evidence of higher levels of anaemia and HIV in areas with greater exposure to the campaigns.