Funding for this research was provided by:
Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Medical Research and Programs (KNH/R&P/23K/23/6)
Received: 22 September 2022
Accepted: 17 November 2022
First Online: 22 November 2022
: The study was approved by Kenyatta National Hospital-University of Nairobi Ethics Review committee (protocol Number: P236/04/21) and was performed in accordance with Helsinki declaration. Participant were required to give informed written consent through a close relative or legal representative. Parents and/or guardians gave permission on behalf of their children after the study was explained to them in English, or Swahili. Personal Identification Number (PIN) unique to each patient was assigned to all samples collected for anonymity and the information collected was confidential. There were no monetary gains for the study participants, and no penalties for those who declined to participate. Approval to carry out the study was sought from the hospital management (Ref: KNH/DLM/60/VOL.11/110) and National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (License No: NACOSTI/P/22/18891).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.