Funding for this research was provided by:
European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (TMA 2015 SF-998)
Received: 29 March 2021
Accepted: 13 October 2021
First Online: 29 October 2021
: The finding and conclusion presented in this report are those of the authors based on the data presented which was part of the main ongoing MaReCa Project in north-eastern Tanzania.
: The study received ethical approval certificate from the Medical Research Coordinating Committee of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR-MRCC), Tanzania, with reference number NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol.IX/2804. The study was also approved by Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) with reference number SUA/ADM/R.1/8/232. Prior to data collection, sensitization meetings were held with potential study participants in the respective study communities. The study objectives were explained to participants in Kiswahili, a language understood by the parents and guardians with emphasis laid upon voluntary participation. Written informed consent to participate was obtained from each study participant or their parents/guardians.
: This manuscript is published with permission from the Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.