Funding for this research was provided by:
University of Edinburgh (tiba:UoE-4987(d))
Received: 15 January 2019
Accepted: 3 July 2019
First Online: 22 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was conducted after obtaining ethical approvals from the University of KwaZulu-Natal Biomedical Research Ethics Committee (BREC), Department of Health (DoH) and Provincial Health and Research Ethics Committee (PHREC); and the Department of Social Development in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal province. Gatekeeper permission was also granted by uMkhanyakude district community leaders, primary schools, ECD centres and clinic facilities. Caregivers who participated in the study (parents and guardians) willingly consented and they also signed written consent forms on behalf of their children. The study gathered evidence useful to programs and organization involved in the prevention and control of schistosomiasis and STH.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.