Received: 31 July 2020
Accepted: 6 February 2021
First Online: 23 February 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the institutional review board of Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University (Ref No ALIPB/IRB006/2017/18). The project was also reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (IRB number 18–0451). Permission was obtained from Benishangul-Gumuz regional Health Bureau. Information about the study, the objective of the study, the possible risks and benefits of the study were explained to the participants or their guardians using the local language. Figure prink blood samples were taken after obtaining written informed consent and assent from parents or guardian’s in case of children. Malaria positives were treated by health workers based on national treatment guideline. Confidentiality was maintained throughout the study.
: This study reports no individual person’s data. There is no opposition to its presentation and/or publication. All authors have read and approved the manuscript for publication.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.