Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-03-19
Received: 18 June 2019
Accepted: 9 March 2020
First Online: 19 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: In Sénégal, the follow-up in the endemic villages of Dielmo and Ndiop is a long-term longitudinal survey to study acquisition and maintenance of natural immunity. The Dielmo/Ndiop project has been carried out over 25 years and presently ongoing. The project protocol and objectives were carefully explained to the assembled villagers, and informed written consent was obtained from all participants or their parents or guardians. Consent is individually renewed from all subjects; anyone can withdraw from the study and the follow-up procedure at any time. The protocol was approved by the Senegalese National Health Research Ethics Committee. An agreement between the Fondation Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and the Ministère de la Santé et de la Prévention of Senegal defines all research activities.In Côte d’Ivoire, the protocol of surveillance was approved by the National Committee of the Ministry of Health taking place in the national procedure of malaria surveillance in health centre of the country. Individual informed written consent was obtained from participants/parents/guardians. In case of an illiterate patient, his/her thumb impression and signature of an independent witness were obtained. The study was conducted in accordance with the local laws and regulations, International Conference on Harmonization—Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP). The protocol was reviewed and approved by the Comité National d’Ethique et de Recherche de Côte d’Ivoire (N°56/MSLS/CNER-dkn). All clinical cases were treated and followed-up according to the standard national procedure.
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: The authors declare no competing interests that exist.