Funding for this research was provided by:
Royal Society (AA130107)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-08-25
Received: 13 June 2018
Accepted: 15 August 2018
First Online: 25 August 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the Medical Research Coordination Committee (MRCC) of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania (ethics clearance certificate no. NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol.IX/2107) and the University of Cambridge Human Biology Research Ethics Committee (HBREC.2015.28). The purpose of the study and procedures for sample collection were explained to the school children, adults in the communities, local leaders, school administrators, education personnel, teachers and health personnel before requesting for urine samples. Inclusion criteria for school children were based on the provision of assent for participation. Parents/guardians of school children attending Ikingwamanoti primary school were asked to provide signed/marked consent for their children to be included in the study. Only children who assented to participate and had parental or guardian’s consent were eligible for inclusion. Each child recruited into the study was assigned with a unique identification number that linked samples and results. All data relating to the study participants were entered into a confidential file to which only members of the research team had access.
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