Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-04-17
Received: 12 August 2019
Accepted: 1 April 2020
First Online: 17 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the institutional review board of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene through the Coordination Department of the National Program for the Control of Buruli Ulcer. It was also approved by the National Leprosy Eradication Program. Technical notes about the activities were sent to the higher-ranking ministerial authorities in charge of health and public hygiene in Côte d’Ivoire. The regional and departmental health authorities were involved in the campaigns. The rural populations concerned were sensitized and freely agreed to participate in the study and present their health problems. During the consultations, the privacy of the patients was respected.Informed consent was obtained orally from all adult participants and from parents, caretakers, or legal representatives of participants aged ≤18 years after obtaining their assessment. Verbal informed consent was necessitated given the need to provide more details about the study in local languages. The use of verbal informed consent was approved by the institutional review board of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene. Verbal informed consent was documented in a register as “verbal informed consent given: yes or no”.Data were processed with strict respect for confidentiality and anonymity.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.