Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FDN 154277)
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (1R01TW007939-01, 1R01HD086227, K01HD078452)
Received: 22 December 2018
Accepted: 28 May 2019
First Online: 27 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Pramukhswami Medical College and Tata Memorial Centre institutional ethics committees approved the study for the respective sites (Nos HREC/HMPCMCE/243/15 and TMC/IERB/1/77/05, respectively). The International Institute of Population Sciences led a pilot study of 1215 deaths in Amravati district in rural Maharashtra, also in Western India, which established procedures used in the main study. Trial registration: ExternalRef removed, NCT02810366.
: Not applicable.
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