Funding for this research was provided by:
German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (ILEP Project No.: 7.01.02.50)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-08-28
Received: 20 June 2017
Accepted: 1 August 2019
First Online: 28 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the national Togolese ethics committee “Comité de Bioéthique pour la Recherche en Santé” (012/2012/CBRS) and the study was approved by the “Ministère de la Santé de la République Togolaise”. Written informed consent (IC) was obtained from all study participants and/or their legal representatives if below 18 years of age. If required, local study physicians translated IC forms into African languages for study participants unable to understand French.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.