Received: 11 March 2019
Accepted: 30 June 2019
First Online: 19 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This project was reviewed and approved by the department of Medical Laboratory Sciences research and ethics review committee (DRERC), school of allied health sciences, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University (Ref.No: MLS/564/17) and by Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Ethiopian Public Health Institute (Protocol No: EPHI-IRB-021-2017). Sample was collected after receiving written consent from each participant or assent from the parents/guardians. For participants who were below the age of 18 years, permission from the parents or the guardians was taken and signed a written parental permission form. All positive SNPT/SNMDR TB patients were attached to the respective DOTS sites or TICs for treatment.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.