Funding for this research was provided by:
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Sweden through Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
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Received: 4 September 2019
Accepted: 24 October 2019
First Online: 5 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval (Reference number DA.282/298/01A.C/) was obtained from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Institutional Review Board. In addition, the National Institute for Medical Research also provided ethical clearance (Reference number NIMR/HQ/R.8A/Vol.IX/3107) for this study. Written informed consent was obtained from each study participant and from parent/legal guardian for children. Furthermore, verbal assent was obtained from children with age above 5 years before requesting consent from their parents/legal guardian. Permission to conduct the study at KHC was obtained from both Kibiti District Medical Officer and KHC Medical officer in-charge. Consented patients were requested to give blood spots from a finger prick for RDT, thick and thin blood smears for microscopy. Patients found positive for malaria by microscopy and those with low Hb levels were immediately communicated to their attending physician for further management. Names and other personal details were not disclosed for confidentiality purposes.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.