Funding for this research was provided by:
European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
Department d’Universitats i Recerca de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Received: 10 July 2019
Accepted: 21 December 2019
First Online: 9 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Mozambican National Health and Bioethics Committee, the Medical Research Center Ethics Committee at the Medicine Faculty of Universidad de Antioquia and the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona Ethics Committee approved the use of non-identifiable plasma and serum samples in the current study. Written informed consent was obtained from all participants. The Senegal National Ethics Committee (Comité National d’Ethique pour la Recherche en Santé) reviewed and approved on 15 January 2015 the study protocol associated with the collection of whole blood specimens from consenting asymptomatic adults in Senegal to support the development and evaluation of new assays for the detection of malaria infections (Protocol SEN14/74). Written informed consent was obtained from all participants. The Unversidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Institutioanl Review Board (Comité Institucional de Ética) reviewed and approved on 10 March 2015 the study protocol associated with the collection of whole blood specimens from consenting asymptomatic adults in Peru to support the development and evaluation of new assays for the detection of malaria infections (Protocol 100-02-15). Written informed consent was obtained from all participants. The study protocol for the evaluation of a multiplex fever diagnostic test was submitted for ethics approval in October 2016 and December 2016 in Peru and Nigeria, respectively, and approvals were obtained in November 2016 in Peru, and January 2017 in Nigeria. Informed consent was obtained from all participants or by legal guardians in cases of underage participants. The institutional review board at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru) approved the study protocol the specimen collection campaign organized in April 2016 in the area of Iquitos (Peru).
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.