Received: 20 January 2021
Accepted: 23 September 2021
First Online: 4 October 2021
: Ethical clearance was granted by the Faculty of Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (FHS-IRB), University of Buea. Administrative clearances were obtained from the South West Regional Delegation of Public Health and the Buea District Health Service. Permission was obtained from the management of the participating health facilities. Every participant indicated their willingness to participate in the study by signing an informed consent form. Participants <21 years gave their assent and their parents/guardians gave consent. Participants were free to withdraw at any stage of the research without any sanctions. Laboratory results of urine analysis and culture were sent to the respective health centers in sealed envelopes for delivery to the participants by the Chief of Centers. Personal information of all participants was kept confidential and electronic files were pass-word protected and accessible only to authorised research group members. All experiments were performed in accordance with the relevant guidelines and regulations.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declared that they had no competing interests.