Received: 21 March 2019
Accepted: 7 August 2019
First Online: 16 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: I confirm that we have been formally granted ethics approval for the study presented herein. Although the study does not include human samples such as blood sample, urine, tissue and the like, patient cards and registries were reviewed for data collection. Therefore, since the study still includes data from human subjects, the consent for participation was designed by the investigators and approved by the ethical committee of the college. Ethical approval for this study was also obtained from the National Committee of Health (Ministry of Health-Sana’a/Yemen) and the NTCP. In addition, a collaboration letter was obtained from the TB centres by the NTCP. Confidentiality of the data was prioritised during the data collection period, i.e., the names and registration numbers of the patients were not mentioned in the datasheet. Consent forms were provided and signed by all TB patients before the study began.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.