Funding for this research was provided by:
African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (NA)
Received: 2 February 2017
Accepted: 18 January 2018
First Online: 6 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Ministry of Health of DRC. Approval was also obtained from relevant local authorities before accessing communities. Written informed consent was obtained from participants above 18 years, while those in the age group of 5 ± 17 years, their parents or guidance were consented through administration of assent forms. Only those who consented were included in the study.
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