Funding for this research was provided by:
University of Calgary (CA) & Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (N/A)
Received: 2 October 2018
Accepted: 18 January 2019
First Online: 26 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the joint Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences/Bugando Medical Centre Research and Ethics Committee (CREC 123/2016) in Tanzania. Permission to conduct the study in various hospitals was sought and provided by the Mwanza Regional Administrative Secretary, through Regional Medical Officer. The Director/Medical Officers in-charge of BMC, SRRH, NDH and SDDH provided permission for their respective hospitals. Parents/guardians were informed about the purposes of the research study, procedures, risks, benefits, confidentiality and rights for participants. Then, voluntary written informed consent to participate into the study and to publish study findings was obtained from parents/guardians on behalf of their respective children. All patients’ information was kept anonymous and confidential using study codes. Results on culture and AST were timely reported to the attending doctors for specific management based on the respective health care facility’s treatment guideline.
: Not applicable.
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