Funding for this research was provided by:
European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (CB.07.41700.007)
National Institutes of Health (TW010055)
Received: 29 September 2016
Accepted: 21 March 2018
First Online: 2 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the Ethical Review Committee of the University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana and the IRB of the Medical Research Council, the Gambia; ethics approval reference numbers were MS-Et/M.2–P.3.4/2008–09 and SCC1255 respectively. Informed consent was obtained from study participants, and patients’ privacy and confidentiality was ensured. Unique identifiers were used and no identifying information was recorded or used for data analysis.
: Not applicable.
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