Funding for this research was provided by:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1140599)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-07-11
Received: 20 March 2019
Accepted: 3 July 2019
First Online: 11 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol was approved by the Ministry of Health Federal Government of Somalia, the Ministry of Health of Puntland and the WHO Research Ethics Review Committee (ERC0002740, ERC0002915). In Jowhar, community leaders of the study villages were informed about the study objectives and procedures and gave their permission. Adult patients or parents/guardians of study children provided written consent prior to enrolment. In addition to consent from parents/guardians, children aged ≥ 12 years provided assent.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.