Funding for this research was provided by:
US-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (DAA3-18-64065-1)
Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (x)
Received: 29 August 2018
Accepted: 20 November 2018
First Online: 20 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study protocol and informed consent form in both English and Khmer were reviewed and approved by the NIAID Institutional Review Board and the Cambodian National Ethics Committee on Human Research (FWA #10451/IRB #3143). Eligible participants have an equal opportunity to join the research. Information sessions are held in advance of a pagoda community’s designated recruitment week. On arrival to the pagoda, participants and their guardians receive an additional “picture book” containing detailed information about the research in Khmer text with pictorial aids to enhance understanding and support decision making. For children and their guardians who wish to participate, a signed written formal consent in Khmer is collected by a study team physician and witness after all questions are answered. Collected data will be presented in an aggregated form; respondents’ identity will remain anonymous in any publication generated from this study.
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