Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-04-05
Received: 1 November 2019
Accepted: 16 March 2020
First Online: 5 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This being a public health response by the Kenya Ministry of Health, no review by an institutional ethics review board was sought. However, all study participants gave a written informed consent or assent before study participation. Assent was sought from parent or guardian of all participants less than 18 years. Additionally, personal identifiers (name, identification number and in-patient number) were removed from the participants’ data. The data were then stored in a computer which could only be accessed by authorized persons through a password to avoid a breach in confidentiality.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.