Funding for this research was provided by:
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government (73050)
Global Good Fund I, LLC (Global Good Fund I, LLC)
Received: 31 March 2021
Accepted: 22 May 2021
First Online: 5 June 2021
: Community meetings were held with all village residents prior to the survey, where the aims, the possible risks and potential benefits of the study were explained in Solomon Islands Pidgin to potential participants (residents 5 years of age or older). Participation was voluntary with written informed consent obtained prior to enrolment from each adult participant > 18 years. For children between 13 and 18 years, signed consent was obtained from both the minor and a parent or guardian; for children between 5 and 13 years, signed consent was obtained from a parent or guardian. Ethical approvals for the study were obtained from the National Health Research & Ethics Committee, Solomon Islands (HRE066/17), the James Cook University Human Research Ethics Committee, Australia (H7107) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Observational Research Ethics Committee (16,167). The field sampling and subsequent analyses was performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations of these research boards, and as stipulated in the approvals.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.